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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Editorial and Op-Ed

Todd Thomas

Makers, crafters deserve some recognition for pandemic response

From being on the front lines of the incredible citizens-brigade effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and provide personal protection equipment to our medical...

Coronavirus spurring spread of 3-D printers

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on global supply chains, a trend of moving manufacturing closer to customers could go so far as to put miniature...
FRONT LINES: Health workers type on laptops inside a COVID-19 patient tent set up outside the emergency department at Rhode Island Hospital in ­Providence. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

State must keep public updated on COVID-19 death projections

Do we really need to see more shifting projections of potential death tolls from the COVID-19 pandemic? The answer, sadly in Rhode Island’s case,...

A summer to remember or forget on Block Island?

Empty streets and boarded up businesses are common sights on Block Island during the cold winter months. That’s when the 1,000 year-round residents have...
Brad Artery

Clinician burnout is a fixable condition

In late 2019, the American Medical Association deemed clinician burnout an epidemic. That was before COVID-19. We certainly wouldn’t have chosen this pandemic to...

After pandemic, replacing workers will be costly

The labor market is changing rapidly with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many organizations have laid off or furloughed workers, or are considering it....
CRUCIAL ­RESOURCE: Local news outlets such as Providence Business News are among the “essential workers” businesses and communities rely on, especially in times of crisis.

Endangered local news outlets fill essential community role

“Local news is in a state of crisis that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” wrote a group of 19 mostly Democratic...

Masks at work step toward recovery

The news that manufacturer Hope Global had to temporarily shut down its Cumberland facility after several workers tested positive for COVID-19 is a reminder...

Remove cloak of COVID-19’s invisibility

What percentage of Americans are, or have been, infected with the coronavirus? And, what is the probability of dying from the virus if you...

Income inequality getting worse in urban areas

Income inequality has surged in the United States over recent decades, surpassing its previous peak in the 1920s. In 2016, the average income among the...

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