“If the omicron variant proves more contagious, more likely to lead to severe illness, or more resistant to current vaccines, I would expect that many employers will extend the timeline on their return to the office plans. They may also be more likely to restrict access to the office for those who have started to come back in, particularly if they are confident in their ability to maintain operations with a fully or largely remote workforce.”
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Diego Diel, associate professor of population medicine, explains how his COVID-19 testing lab is working to identify variants and mutations in the coronavirus genome. “It’s really important to identify variants as early as possible after they emerge,” says Diel.
Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and international trade policy, talks about why the People’s Bank of China want a digital currency.
“These companies have tremendous power and are reaping tremendous rewards from the creator economy, but they don’t provide the mechanisms of support that a traditional workplace would,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication. “The job is profoundly individualized and precarious. The fact is, it’s all on you.”
“The more eruptions that we study, the more we are going to understand how they behave,” says Esteban Gazel, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences.
“The Supreme Court will uphold the Mississippi 15-week ban,” says Sherry Colb, professor of law. “It will say that it is not overruling Casey because it does not need to reach the question, since a 15-week ban does not impose an undue burden. That statement will be at best manipulative and at worst dishonest.”
In this op-ed, Kaushik Basu, professor of economics, and Nicole Hassoun, a former Einaudi Center visiting scholar, argue that global health leaders must adopt a treaty on pandemic preparedness and response and that it must prioritize new incentives for pharmaceutical companies and equity between nations.
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