Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

COVID-19 Web of... stuff. Health, medicine, mask etc.

Resetting the Approach to COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the United States and we see the number of cases rise, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has released The Way Forward on COVID-19: A Road Map to Reset the Nation’s Approach to the Pandemic. The AAMC is made up of 172...

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Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption: A State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now

The National Governors Association has released Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption: A State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now. This report was developed as a tool for states to ready themselves for future disruption to the American workforce. Workforce disruption refers to any major changes to...

Use of Biometric Data to Identify Terrorists: Best Practice or Risky Business?

The Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota has released Use of Biometric Data to Identify Terrorists: Best Practice or Risky Business? a report which explores the human rights implications of biometric technologies used in a counterterrorism context.  The report begins with an explanation of biometrics, and the ways in which they...

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In Focus: Contact Tracing

New In Focus now available on Contact Tracing. A collection of reports focused on the process of Contact Tracing, which is being able to identify, assess, and manage people who have been exposed to a disease to prevent further transmission. These reports aim to define contact tracing and to give guidance...

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Combatting COVID-19 with Scientific Research

The National Institutes of Health‘s (NIH) Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research aims to understand, detect, prevent, and treat COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). Acknowledging the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, NIH calls for an unprecedented reaction from the scientific community, emphasizing the need for rapid, well-funded research to help mitigate the spread...

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Balancing Human Rights and Misinformation Amid COVID-19

Access Now has recently released Fighting Misinformation and Defending Free Expression During COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]: Recommendations for States, a report aimed at guiding governments through combating misinformation while adhering to human rights policies. The main issue is that many policies enacted to limit misinformation may also infringe on a...

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COVID-19 and Aviation: Framework for Recovery

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government issued guidance to airports and airlines on how to minimize public health risks without compromising aviation security while preparing for an increase in travel volume. The new report published jointly by the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and...