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To Stop the Next Pandemic, Start Protecting Wildlife Habitats

There are four critical facets of pandemic prevention, according to Lee Hannah, senior scientist at Conservation International. Three of them make immediate sense against the backdrop of our current emergency: stockpile masks and respirators; have testing infrastructure ready; and ban the global wildlife trade, including the open animal markets where Covid-19 may have first infected people. 

Agency Freeze on Extra Seasonal Visas Leaves Employers in Limbo

The federal government’s decision to pause tens of thousands of additional visas for non-agricultural seasonal guestworkers means businesses that rely on those workers now face coronavirus-induced labor uncertainty in what should be their peak season.

'Essential Workers' Are Fighting Back

As the #coronavirus puts essential workers at risk, protests and strikes are becoming more common across America. But what could this wave of worker action mean for labor rights after the pandemic recedes?

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