COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates NOTE: Because this is now a once-a-month post, I’m including lots of links to other pieces of interest in the text. I strongly encourage you to explore the issues raised in these articles. The largely unchecked spread Read More
Responding to the Rise of the Delta Variant Earlier this Spring, President Biden set a goal to try to get 70% of all American adults at least one vaccine dose against COVID-19 by July 4. Within the overall U.S. population Read More
Impacts on Health Care Workers This report by Weine et al. provides an analysis of impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care workforce and recommendations for minimizing adverse impacts now and over time. The authors are an interdisciplinary Read More
Ongoing analysis of COVID-19 era data is uncovering important patterns to improve our understanding of pandemic effects on children and to inform post-pandemic schooling and education policy. New evidence characterizes (1) youth unemployment changes throughout the pandemic, (2) schooling modes Read More
Aside from the CDC extending its eviction moratorium through July, this has been a light week for COVID-19 law and ethics news. Below is a rundown of other recent stories of interest: Combating Anti-Asian Sentiment – A Practical Guide for Read More
Policymakers and researchers are both investigating how different student subgroups were affected by the pandemic and looking ahead to what we will be able to learn and study about education and schools during COVID-19 and how parents feel about in-person Read More
Obamacare Upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court On Wednesday, the Supreme Court, in its  7-2 decision in the Texas v. California case, refused to find that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, determining that the plaintiffs (which included the state Read More
Resource Allocation & Triage Models This article by Chelen et. al. reports an assessment of policy preparedness and substantive triage criteria for ventilator allocation based on a survey from March-April 2020, in the early initial surge of cases in the Read More
Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Upheld by Federal Court Earlier this week, Houston (Texas) Methodist Hospital suspended without pay 178 healthcare workers for refusing COVID-19 vaccinations in violation of the hospital’s new mandate that all of their nearly 25,000 employees be Read More
Staffing & Student Volunteers This article by Bahethi et al. describes the deployment of medical and graduate students via a set of 7 volunteer task forces operating at multiple hospitals within the Mount Sinai system in New York City during Read More

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