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A Better Response to COVID-19

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Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Professor of Global Health, Emory University The next presidential term will commence exactly one year after the first confirmed U.S. case of COVID-19. The U.S. has since recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths and infections in the world. Because an estimated 90% of Americans remain vulnerable to infection, the next administration...

Face Covering Requirements: Progress and Regress in the battle against covid-19

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Heartening news from Alabama—Governor Kay Ivey ordered face coverings be worn in public, an emergency measure to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus there as the state reached a new record daily death toll. A recognition in the midst of a still unfolding disaster that face masks work. Short of shelter-in-place orders or further business closures, face masks are in fact the only thing that...

Interstate Travel, Interstate Virus

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Ahead of the July 4 weekend, Chicago and Pennsylvania announced new travel quarantine measures for arrivals from 15 states, joining New York’s recent order aimed at travelers from states where out-of-control spread of the the coronavirus threatens other parts of the nation. NPR aired a thought-provoking segment just before the holiday period began, leading with “If you’re...

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