Continued job loss and the lack of a coordinated government response have created income instability that is likely to result in large numbers of evictions for low-income renters, especially people of color.
The COVID-19 pandemic is cementing broadband access as a fundamental precursor to local economic development, as the economic shutdown forced businesses, schools, and hospitals to move online. New approaches to funding provide hope for underserved communities.
COVID-19 has completely changed the world of telehealth, since it is no longer a commodity but a necessity. A community’s ability to foresee, adapt to and leverage changing conditions to their advantage will determine its success, and access to broadband services will be vital to all communities during this pandemic.
The Hudson Institute, a think tank based in Washington D.C. has produced a video panel featuring three experts in manufacturing, and moderated by Thomas Duestererg. The panel focused on how COVID-19 is exposing weaknesses in manufacturing.