getty Perhaps more than any other industry, healthcare has been rocked by COVID-19. From facing influxes of patients and not having proper equipment to pausing elective procedures for months, the pandemic has caused healthcare to change nearly everything about how it operates and designs patient experiences.  But even amongst the […]

The coronavirus pandemic has affected many aspects of Americans’ daily lives, including their budgets. Roughly two-thirds of Americans, 64%, say their spending habits have changed since the start of the pandemic, according to a recent Bank of America survey of over 2,500 adults.  That includes changes felt by both unemployed […]

The gamers of yesteryear might find it difficult to believe that Sonic the Hedgehog is about to celebrate 20 years since its original SEGA Genesis release in 1991. Over the years, versions of the game have been released to other systems to keep players satisfied. Then Sonic went to Hollywood […]

(Bloomberg Opinion) — One of the few bright spots in a very challenging year has been the monthly emails from my budgeting app showing huge declines in my spending. I can’t take much credit for the drops, given all the Covid-19 restrictions and risks that have prevented my family from spending […]

‘[Having a kid is] a constant adventure that is almost like hanging out with a new person every day’: Pictures by Hanly Banks Callahan It is mid-morning in Austin, Texas, and Bill Callahan is mystified by the absence of Hurricane Laura. The previous evening, a category 4 storm was set […]

Credit – Before the pandemic, about 1,000 new patients came to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment consultations each week. When COVID-19 hit Massachusetts this spring, the number of new consultations fell by half and the hospital moved as many appointments as possible online. Now, with daily case counts relatively […]

Off limits: Croatia has now been deemed a high-risk destination for British travellers: Simon Calder In the latest quarantine shuffle, “no-go” status has been lifted from Portugal after more than five months. But British travellers in Croatia, Austria and Trinidad & Tobago will need to self-isolate at home for two […]

Change can be scary, but it can also be good — particularly if you plan ahead. As vaccines find their way into more arms and the number of COVID-19 cases decreases in some areas of the country, it’s natural to wonder what the world will look like once the coronavirus […]

Even low-income households have been spending more, largely because federal relief was at record levels. Consumer spending in Georgia was up 1.2% compared to a year ago, according to researchers at Harvard University. ABOUT OUR PANDEMIC ANNIVERSARY SERIES On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak […]

Coronavirus economic graphic The coronavirus pandemic has reached almost every country in the world. Its spread has left national economies and businesses counting the costs, as governments struggle with new lockdown measures to tackle the spread of the virus. Despite the development of new vaccines, many are still wondering what […]

Sherean Malekzadeh, who runs a marketing firm in Atlanta, hasn’t been out to eat once since the pandemic was called in March. She skipped grocery stores for much of the year as well. Ordering online takes more time, “and you have to be on standby when the shoppers are there, […]