New home working order another blow for small firms

It’s a Christmas present that tens of thousands of businesses were dreading. From Monday, the government says, people should once again work from home “if you can”, as measures are stepped up to fight the Omicron variant of Covid. The move comes after 20 months of pandemic disruption, just as […]

Virus, Floyd death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being

Eufemia Didonato

Doctors have known it for a long time, well before the resounding cries of “Black Lives Matter”: Black people suffer disproportionately. They face countless challenges to good health, among them food, transportation and income. The stress of living with racism has very real, physical effects. And they are especially prone […]