Jan 19, 2021

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Yellen urges Congress to do more to fight pandemic recession

  • In her testimony, Yellen, who was also the country's first female chair of the Federal Reserve, said that the quick action Congress took by passing trillion-dollar rescue packages last spring and an additional $900 billion relief measure last month were successful in "averting a lot of suffering."
  • Biden last week unveiled a $1.9 trillion relief plan that would provide more aid to American families, businesses and local communities and provide more support for vaccine production and distribution.
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Working from bed: Productive cocoon or symptom of malaise?

By Taylor Lorenz
  • "I think that the pandemic is highlighting all these things that chronically ill and disabled people have been doing for a long time, and now everyone is doing them as well, and working from bed is one of them," she said.
  • "I spend way more time working from bed even though I have a computer, office chair and desk," said Abelina Rios, 26, a YouTuber in Los Angeles.
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