Author: Emily Christian

Rising Tide of Hate and Violence Against Asian Americans in New York During COVID-19

The Asian American Bar Association of New York and Paul, Weiss, Goldberg, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP have released a new report “A Rising Tide of Hate and Violence against Asian Americans in New York During COVID-19: Impact, Causes, Solutions”  which details an alarming uptick in anti-Asian violence associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  ...

CDC Strategy for K-12 School Reopening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has released a new strategy CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools Through Phased Mitigation for re-opening schools during the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. More detailed information from the relevant CDC webpage is also available here. The opening lines of the document underscore that...

Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control‘s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data...

16th Edition of Global Risks Report Released

The World Economic Forum has released Global Risks Report 2021, the sixteenth edition of the Global Risks Report analysis which details the risks and consequences of increased inequality and societal fragmentation.   Beginning with an assessment of the 2020 Global Risks Perception Survey results, the report finds that “among the highest likelihood risks of the next ten years are extreme weather, climate action failure and human-led environmental damage; as well as digital power concentration, digital inequality and cybersecurity...

National Strategy for Planetary Protection

The White House National Space Council has released the National Strategy for Planetary Protection, an effort to protect Earth and other planets from the potentially harmful biological contamination effects of space exploration.    According to the document “two underlying principles should guide United States planetary protection policy”:    The United States should continue to...

Remote Work in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

The American Enterprise Institute has released a new report The Trade-Offs of Remote Work: Building a More Resilient Workplace for the Post-COVID-19 World which explores the ways in which the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has changed the traditional work culture in the US.   The report begins with an assessment of trade-offs made...

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COVID-19: Implications for First Responders

As part of an ongoing research project to monitor and mitigate the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on public safety, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland has released a new training presentation COVID-19: Implications for First Responders. In addition to the slides,...

National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies Released

The Trump Administration has released the National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies (C&ET). The strategy, building off of the National Security Strategy (NSS) outlines a whole-of-government effort to ensure continued American leadership across a wide range of technology areas including: artificial intelligence, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) mitigation technologies, autonomous...

Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine, a report released by the National Academy of Sciences provides policymakers with a framework to ensure equitable distribution of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine.   The report begins by addressing the unequal impact of COVID-19 on disadvantaged populations,  and  highlighting  lessons learned from previous mass vaccination...

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). Especially as the United States continues to respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Ready Campaign’s goal of promoting family and community disaster planning is especially important this year.   The theme of National Preparedness Month 2020 is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”...