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May 21, 2020

What we're reading: Are you missing that commute yet?

By City Monitor Staff

Hit the road: The idea that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone might be true of commuting, too. The BBC reports that even though people generally hate traveling to and from work, the bookends to a workday serve a useful purpose that we might actually be missing now.

Now they’re gone: It wasn’t long ago that cities feared the effects of mass tourism. Now those places look very different, and many fear what the loss of tourists will mean for their economies. The New York Times talked to residents of 11 cities that had been overrun by tourism to find out what their cities are like today.

So low: Singapore has been an unusual part of the Covid-19 story since it began, maintaining a notably low fatality rate compared to other nations. That result is part policy and part luck, Vox explains – and the reasons why should inform policymakers everywhere.

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