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In March, when the cases of COVID‑19 in our state increased significantly, we temporarily closed the CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs locations. We recently decided to permanently close these walk‑in clinics. During this time, as the pandemic has taken hold, we’ve been dramatically expanding options for virtual care, available to you from the safety of your home.
“The pandemic has reinforced the need to provide care in the most convenient, accessible, and safe way for our members, and that’s what this evolution in care does,” says Paul Minardi, MD, president and executive medical director of Washington Permanente Medical Group.
Virtual care options include:
- Consulting Nurse Service, available 24/7
- Care Chat, a 24/7 real‑time online chat with a Kaiser Permanente medical professional
- E‑visit, an online questionnaire that gives you a personalized care plan
- Phone or video appointments with your doctor
- Email your doctor for nonurgent questions
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Giovanna deems these lies “offensive,” and is as repelled by their self-serving sentimentality as she is, eventually, by Vittoria’s romantic vulgarity. Part of learning how to lie, Ferrante suggests, is learning how to judge lies based on their aesthetic merits. As we grow up, some varieties of lying must be cast aside: We know too much to accommodate their obvious falsity, their clichés, their failure to reconcile us to the intractable realities of life. What makes the adults seem so stunted is that none of them lies with elegance or verve, with imagination or originality. As non-novelists—teachers of the classics, proofreaders of romance—their lies borrow tropes from the fiction they produce and consume: romantic idealization, passivity in the face of passion, a feeling of fatedness. Yet, as Giovanna soon realizes, the lies designed by their literary culture are too reductive to give meaning to her quest to understand her sudden
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In the new analysis, Lonnie Golden, an economist at Penn State, and Jaeseung Kim, an assistant professor of social work at the University of South Carolina, used surveys to find workers who wanted more hours while still keeping a part-time schedule—fast-food employees who wanted 20 hours a week instead of 15, for example, or home health aides who wanted just one more shift. Including such workers, the underemployment rate was roughly twice as high as the government’s headline figure, between 8 and 11 percent as of 2016.
That is a straightforward measure of household strife: Research shows that the underemployed experience much of the same financial, emotional, and physical stress as jobless workers, if less intensely. “Getting people to have the hours that they want makes a huge difference in their lives,” Golden told me. “Underemployment is really semi-unemployment.”
The CLASP data point is one of many indicating that American