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Stevenson discusses drop in labor force participation amongst women

Apr 15, 2021 DPTV
As part of a Detroit Public TV special segment on the brutal economic effect of the COVID-19 recession on women, Betsey Stevenson discusses the precipitous drop in female labor force participation over the last year — a shocking 57% drop, to the...
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Udow-Phillips: COVID-19 surge related to youth sports

Apr 6, 2021 NBC News
“It’s not happening on the field,” Marianne Udow-Phillips said. “It’s happening in transit and afterward, when people are getting together and eating and not wearing masks. It’s happening at parties and where people are socializing.” Read the NBC...
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Cooney and Shaefer: Pandemic shows government matters

Apr 4, 2021 Bridge Michigan
Patrick Cooney and Luke Shaefer write an opinion for Bridge Michigan. "While a lot of people are hurting right now, we have also found the data tell a pretty simple story: when government acts to buffer families by stabilizing their finances,...
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Mask use low when people visit with friends

Mar 31, 2021
While nearly all Americans use a mask at some point each week, very few consistently wear their mask during many common potentially risky activities. This is true even among adults whose older age or preexisting health conditions put them at...
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Panel explores disproportionate impact of pandemic on women

Mar 30, 2021
In recognition of Women’s History Month, and one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, University of Michigan faculty have shared diverse insights and expertise on how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted...
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Parthasarathy discusses bias in pandemic science

Mar 22, 2021 BBC World
"Science is always going to be viewed through the lens of people through their values, assumptions, biases, and politics," said Shobita Parthasarathy. But, she said, "bias is natural....It's not a bad thing to have bias."  It's necessary for...
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Stevenson: Pandemic raises questions about inequality

Mar 21, 2021 Bloomberg News
“We’re going to get some gains coming out of this pandemic, but we want to make sure that those gains are more evenly shared, and that we’re supporting workers at the bottom and not just workers at the top," said Betsey Stevenson, also noting the...
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Ford School undergraduates continue to lead during the pandemic

Mar 15, 2021
By Jack Eichner (BA '21) This week marks one year since the University of Michigan’s campus shut down. Questions swirled as students had to adjust to virtual learning while simultaneously adapting to new living situations in a rapidly evolving...
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Tompkins-Stange comments on the COVID-19 billionaire boom

Mar 12, 2021 Washington Post
In an article in the Washington Post about the extreme wealth billionaires have gained during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tompkins-Stange, notes that tech billionaires invested comparatively little of that increased wealth back into the public sphere for...
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Wileden examines COVID-19 racial disparities in Detroit

Mar 3, 2021 Brookings
"One in every 645 Black people in the United States can expect to die from COVID-19, per data from February 2021. Blacks are 2.1 times more likely than whites to die from the virus. In fact, if Blacks had the same death rate as whites from COVID-19,...
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Barr discusses "The COVID Economy" in podcast

Feb 28, 2021 Burn Bag
Barr discuss the challenges of rebuilding the global economy post-COVID-19, attracting foreign direct investment to the United States, the Robinhood debacle and securities regulation, repeating mistakes from the 2007/08 financial crisis, the risks...
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Owen-Smith comments on university enrollment pressures during COVID

Jan 27, 2021 Chronicle of Higher Education
“Think of the university budget like a balloon,” said Ford School faculty by courtesy Jason Owen-Smith. “In good times, if you squeeze one part of the balloon, it can bulge somewhere else. Right now, there’s no elasticity in the balloon at...
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Gerber and Morenoff seek to understand vaccine hesitancy in Detroit

Jan 25, 2021 Model D
"It really jumped out that for people of color in general, and Blacks specifically, how important it is to get a [vaccination] recommendation from a health care provider or government health officials," said Jeffrey Morenoff, commenting on findings...
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Parthasarathy comments on the increasing politicization of science

Jan 25, 2021 Chemical & Engineering News
Noting fierce partisan debates over the science behind COVID-19, Shobita Parthasarathy comments that "These are really values debates masquerading as scientific debates. And putting them into the language of science is bad for science, but it is...
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Parthasarathy comments on Biden's science strategy

Jan 21, 2021 Axios
Emphasizing a need to pay attention to marginalized communities, Shobita Parthasarathy says "Giving people more involvement in decision-making about what research is prioritized and how it is carried out could help "align government's values with...