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New York Times (November 17)

2021/ 11/ 19 by jd in Global News

“Pandemic stocks have become passé: Peloton, Zoom and others” are making way “for the shares of ‘reopening’ companies.” The shift in market sentiment “reflects a broader reshuffling of the economy, as Americans return to gyms, concerts and other in-person activities.”


U.S. News & World Report (November 7)

2021/ 11/ 08 by jd in Global News

“With the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for younger children, many elementary schools around the U.S. are preparing to offer the shots, which educators see as key to keeping students learning in person and making the classroom experience closer to what it once was.”


LA Times (June 14)

2021/ 06/ 16 by jd in Global News

“The chances of getting COVID-19 will not be zero anytime soon—even for vaccinated people. So, for all of us to comfortably return to in-person work, send our kids to school and abandon our masks, we will have to rely on multiple lines of trust…. Unfortunately, Americans’ willingness to trust one another was already in decline before the pandemic began.”


Boston Globe (April 27)

2021/ 04/ 27 by jd in Global News

“A grand experiment is about to take place in office buildings across Greater Boston, as many businesses begin reopening their offices to employees with newfound expectations around working from home.” The results are unknown, “but a significant majority of office employers are poised to move away from mandating the five-day, in-person workweek.”


San Francisco Chronicle (March 24)

2021/ 03/ 24 by jd in Global News

“Remote work is here to stay. Post-pandemic, many companies will let employees work remotely some or all of the time.” To support them, “a new executive position is emerging: The head of remote. That person spearheads keeping remote workers engaged, encouraging them to collaborate, while designing perks and flexibility tailored to their needs. Another goal: replicate the spontaneous connections that happen at in-person offices—in other words, create a virtual water cooler.”


USA Today (June 30)

2020/ 07/ 01 by jd in Global News

“Like it or not, remote instruction and virtual learning are likely to continue for millions of children this fall. That’s because most districts can’t observe physical distancing with all students attending class together in-person.” Some districts will utilize “hybrid learning schedules in which students attend school on alternating days or weeks and learn from home on the other days, on a computer when feasible.”