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
Ethics and Law of Requiring Proof of Immunity to Access Public Places Notre Dame, Rutgers, Duke, and Brown are among the higher education institutions that will require students demonstrate they have been immunized against Covid-19. Meanwhile, while New York has Read More
This week’s review will be more roundup than blog post, pointing you to new studies, analysis, and essays from the past week: Vaccines Third Vaccine Approved – FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson vaccine – All of Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine Communication This week, The Atlantic reported how public health messaging about the COVID-19 vaccine has backfired. Instead of presenting a balanced optimism since the vaccines have been launched in the United States, the focus has been on negativity Read More
Trends in ER visits during the COVID-19 pandemic related to mental health and violence In this Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry publication, the authors discuss a cross-sectional study of nearly 190 million emergency department visits and found that Read More
Characteristics of COVID-19 Spokespersons In this study, scholars studied the COVID-19 communication from 20 heads of government from around the world. Understanding the language used is important because it has been shown to affect compliance for public health recommendations. Particularly Read More
Equity and the Vaccine Rollout “We don’t want equity and speed at odds with one another,” said California’s Health Secretary Mark Ghaly at a recent news conference. As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout approaches its third month, more information is now Read More
Biden White House Establishes National Covid-19 Response Priorities In an effort to better coordinate efforts to respond to a pandemic that has now resulted in more than 400,000 deaths, President Biden, within 24 hours of taking office, set out a Read More
Vaccine-related Communication With the push to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19, this study assessed theoretically sound psychosocial predictors of people’s willingness to get the vaccine. Results revealed that when individuals had positive attitudes towards the vaccine and perceived there Read More
Vaccine Allocation Equity The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published a very simple but effective infographic to depict the difference between policies and interventions aimed at equality, and those seeking equity: Imagine instead of a bicycle, the example used: Access to Read More

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