The coronavirus epidemic has heightened Americans’ awareness that paid sick leave in the country is uncommon and necessary. Vox explains why the lack of paid sick leave is a threat to everyone’s wellbeing and what other nations are doing.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.