Opinion | Eviction Records May Haunt Tenants After the Covid-19 Pandemic Ends – The New York Times:
Just as criminal records carry collateral consequences — preventing people from getting jobs, renting apartments and so on — blemishes on a person’s financial history can have far-ranging effects. Records of evictions can prevent Americans from renting new places to live, and debts and lawsuits related to unpaid rent can follow people as they apply for jobs, take out insurance policies, apply for mortgages and more.
Early Vaccine Doubters Now Show a Willingness to Roll Up Their Sleeves – The New York Times:
The lure of the vaccines’ modest quantities also can’t be underestimated as a driver of desire, somewhat like the must-have frenzy generated by a limited-edition Christmas gift, according to public opinion experts.
… the grim reality of the pandemic — with more than 200,000 new cases and some 3,000 deaths daily — and the wanness of this holiday season are perhaps among the biggest factors.
Opinion | The People Who Actually Had a Pretty Great Year – The New York Times:
“With the ability to work from wherever, scores of college-educated middle class people are fleeing metropolitan congestion for calmer, more affordable pastures.”
According to the Pew Research Center, the number of adults ages 18 to 29 living with a parent has increased by 2.5 million since February — meaning that for the first time since the Great Depression, a majority of young adults are living with their parents.