Monthly Archive: May 2020

So, What Exactly is an ‘Essential Item,’ Anyway?

The conversation regarding essential items is predicated upon our collective focus on COVID-19’s mortality rate, which causes us to overlook the myriad other things about a global pandemic that can kill humans more slowly and more indirectly. There are the folks most vulnerable to the inevitable economic downturn who won’t make it out of this alive. There’s also the looming mental health crisis, which probably …