The COVID-19 pandemic has had a staggering impact on the health and the economy, from lives lost and long-term illness and disability to disruption in the labor market and supply chains to a mental health crisis and lost instructional time for children and adolescents. Many of these negative outcomes disproportionately affect women, older adults, disabled individuals, and people of color.
The Center for American Progress is committed to supporting continued COVID-19 preparedness and response to proactively protect health in the United States and around the globe. The United States must continue to monitor disease trends; plan and invest in vaccines, tests, and treatments; continue research and development on issues such as long COVID and updated strategies to combat new variants; educate the public on ways to reduce risk; and strengthen the public health system. It must also address the persistent health and economic consequences of COVID-19 through policies such as paid sick leave, access to health care, workplace accommodations and safety standards, and mental health supports. These investments are critical for the United States to respond quickly and protect the nation from further illness, disability, death, and economic disruption.
This week, Daniella sits down with Dr. Angela Rasmussen to discuss the latest health threats facing America.
This collection features stories from people in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose lives have been improved by the legislation passed during the Biden administration’s first two years.
A Latino small-business owner is using American Rescue Plan funds to expand his grocery store in a West Las Vegas food desert.
This week, Daniella sits down with Becky Pringle, president of the National Education Association, to discuss the national teacher shortage, student performance, and ways to make schools safer and more equitable.
This storybook features women in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose stories center on issues from prescription drug pricing and health insurance, to child care and paid leave.
Long-term health impacts of COVID-19 push a Nevada woman to travel to Mexico seeking affordable medication.
A Georgia mom and first-generation American describes the struggle to afford high health care and prescription drug costs to keep her daughter alive.
An Indigenous Arizona mother rations insulin without the expanded child tax credit.
A front-line health care worker and mother watched her son develop Type 1 diabetes following a recent COVID-19 infection and urges insulin price reform.
This week on "The Tent," Daniella speaks with Dr. Vin Gupta about access to gender-affirming care, the gun violence epidemic, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
After two years of battling COVID-19, the United States has made important progress and must now take additional steps to prepare for future pandemics.