The social safety net: The gaps that COVID-19 spotlights

The COVID-19 pandemic belongs to a class of newly salient risks against which America’s current collection of safety-net programs provides inadequate protection. These risks include major pandemic illness, increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters — including those associated with global warming — and the abiding threat of terrorist attack, including from lethal biological agents.  Increasingly … Continue reading The social safety net: The gaps that COVID-19 spotlights