Andrew Cuomo has been holding back New York’s vaccination effort

If there was a masterclass on exemplifying competent, adaptive leadership, New York would not be qualified to teach it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tragic call on nursing homes last spring showcased how public policy mistakes can cost lives. Yet, the way New York’s coronavirus vaccine rollout is being managed has risked endangering even more lives. The rollout has … Continue reading

COVID is Fueling Education Innovation

There’s nothing more predictable than the school calendar—in a non-COVID year, that is. This year, all bets are off, and that has complicated life for families.  After the mess that was spring’s experiment with distance learning, and with many public schools planning to delay in-classroom learning even longer, many parents are forming “homeschooling pods” or “micro-schools.” … Continue reading

COVID-19 Complicates Grieving

Spring is typically a gentle season known for its renewal, which makes spring deaths feel incredibly discordant. Yet over a 15-day period this May, my extended family lost two relatives to COVID-19. There will be no hugs at the funerals, burial is delayed, and Shivah will be observed remotely. What began as an international news story happening … Continue reading