Essential Reads

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How America Lost One Million People

The New York Times · 21 min

The magnitude of the country’s loss is nearly impossible to grasp. More Americans have died of Covid-19 than in two decades of car crashes or on battlefields in all of the country’s wars combined.

How the pandemic is changing home design

Axios · 3 min

The pandemic has changed what Americans want from their homes, and builders say they expect those changes to last. The big picture: A ton of pandemic-era adaptations are becoming common fixtures in new homes.