With the effects of the coronavirus and nationwide lockdowns still taking a toll on the economy, becoming a homeowner in 2021 is exceptionally difficult. The housing price boom of 2020 has continued into 2021 with home prices up an astonishing 23%. The idyllic American Dream of owning a home with a picket fence is seemingly out of reach for a huge number of US citizens who simply cannot afford the outrageous prices that even the oldest, dilapidated homes are going for across the United States.… [Read more]
As COVID continues to spread around the world, the topic of public health is of paramount importance. But it would be a mistake to view the novel coronavirus pandemic solely in regards to physical health: the virus is also linked (directly and indirectly) to poor mental health, including anxiety and depression.
Children have been especially hard hit in terms of mental health, post-COVID, as they may be more likely to experience abuse, neglect, and/or household dysfunction in the wake of shelter-in-place orders and social distancing mandates.… [Read more]
As we move towards the end of 2020, COVID-19 continues damaging lives and businesses all around the world. One of the biggest sectors that had to see multiple issues was the global education setup. While many countries benefitted from remote learning, it is safe to assume not every country had the resources and opportunities to do the same.… [Read more]
New York City in 2020 looks much different than its past iterations. A strong contender for the world’s most dynamic city, NYC has lost much of its voice in months since COVID-19 began its reign of terror. Our streets are quieter, and we face an uncertain future.
But as every New Yorker knows, there’s nothing quite like living in NYC.… [Read more]
The bitter reality has sunk in by now; the world is well aware that we do not live in the same world as we used to almost a year ago. The Coronavirus has changed our world drastically, from the delivery of services to the way we interact with each, everything is different. On the other hand, it has also had disastrous effects on the healthcare industry, the economy, and has claimed hundreds of lives around the world.… [Read more]
For millions of low-income, disabled, and the middle class generally, remote work isn’t an option and running water can be a luxury. Social distancing isn’t a topic in a densely packed public housing. When then should be said about self-isolation or getting adequate medical care amid the coronavirus issue? Coronavirus is killing the middle class – and it could crush it.… [Read more]
Supply Shortages in the Age of Coronavirus Means Less Precursor Chemicals for Making Meth, and Higher Prices
The spread of the coronavirus has affected day-to-day life in countless ways. Shortages of common household items and stay-at-home orders are two trends that come to mind.
In the world of the illicit drug trade, COVID-19 has had an impact, too.
The normally seamless linking of global supply chains have unraveled in recent weeks. The result: The chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine and fentanyl are harder to acquire.… [Read more]
With much of the country on an extended coronavirus-related ‘lockdown’, more time than ever is being spent online. Inaction by the Trump administration and a campaign of false information has resulted in a need to sift through information on the internet, particularly as physical locations from which to gather information have been closed to the public.… [Read more]
If the current coronavirus pandemic is leaving you feeling uncertain about your financial future, you’re not alone. Many people have experienced a lack of work as a result of the spread of COVID19, and the self-employed are experiencing a lack of business during a time where they would usually be doing well. Nobody’s exactly sure what’s going to happen in the near future or just how long it’s going to last.… [Read more]