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A Social Science Perspective

Jagjit S. Chadha

NIESR, 2021

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Many employers are not making a decision until many workers are vaccinated. And some are making plans for “hybrid” work arrangements.

Julie Creswell et al.

The New York Times, 2021

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Sick of boring grids of heads? A new crop of start-ups aims to bring some serendipity and spark to remote meetings. (The Future of Work)

Yiren Lu

New York Times Magazine, 2021

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What’s lost and won as newsrooms close their offices for good

Ruth Margalit

Columbia Journalism Review, 2020

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Companies are figuring out how to balance what appears to be a lasting shift toward remote work with the value of the physical workplace.

John Seabrook

The New Yorker, 2021

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When There Are No Magic Words to Say (Resources on Faith, Sickness, Grief and Doubt)

Patrick Riecke

CreateSpace, 2018

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From the Black Death to the Present

Frank Snowden

Yale UP, 2019

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And what it lost in the process

Ed Yong

The Atlantic, 2020

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