Legal Epidemiology and Pandemic Control Law is a structural determinant of health. Variations in how states and local jurisdictions have written, interpreted, and enforced laws can affect the health of the associated communities. The implementation of thousands of new laws Read More
Can an Indiana employer require Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment? As a general rule: Yes, a private employer can require an employee to get a vaccination, but most employers shouldn’t need to do this to ensure a safe Read More
This week’s summary highlights a few burning questions that have persisted throughout the pandemic – how COVID-19 has affected (1) employment, especially that of parents of school-age children, (2) students’ mental health and wellbeing, and (3) college life. How is Read More
Vaccination of Health Care Workers & Vaccine Mandates A new Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post Frontline Health Care Workers Survey found more than 4 in 10 health care workers nationwide remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus. 1 in 8 health care workers Read More
This week’s post focuses on employment effects of pandemic-induced school closures, a topic covered previously in October and December posts. COVID-19 disruptions have created a difficult balancing act for working parents, and evidence shows that the challenges are particularly acute Read More
This week, we revisit some recurring topics as more evidence emerges on important questions of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected student learning and the labor force participation of mothers of school-age children. Learning Progress in the Time of COVID-19 Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine In early December, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to complete its review and approve two new COVID-19 vaccines, meaning a limited number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines may begin to be distributed to states by as Read More
COVID-19 and Women’s Employment Friday’s release of U.S. employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics included some startling numbers about women’s labor force participation. 865,000 women dropped out of the labor force in September as compared to 216,000 men, Read More

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