When something like a virus strikes and jars us from the pacifying monotony of our daily lives, it's easy to be confronted by the Absurd. How should we respond?
The unexpected and rapid migration of college courses to digital platforms is bound to bring difficulties.
The WHO has moved away from including origin in the naming convention for diseases, and they've done so for good reasons.
The current pandemic is but another opportunity to observe the perennial conflict between private interest and public good.
Just as in the case of climate change, it seems we have a difficult time organizing to combat an unseen threat. Is education the answer?
With just one news story occupying so much of our attention, we become more susceptible to manipulation.
What principles can we lean on when making weighing need against prognosis? How should uncertainty and scarcity of resources change our decision-making?
Prisons are a hotbed for spreading infectious disease, and we've changed policies to accommodate this fact. But these changes should also make us reconsider how they function in normal circumstances.
When it comes to government benefits (like the COVID-19 relief package) what does a fair distribution look like?
Do news outlets have a responsibility to relay White House briefings in full or has analysis and commentary become essential to communicating the facts?