Tagged: COVID-19

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COVID-19: U.S. Response and Public Health Laws

Public Health Law Watch, an initiative of the George Consortium, has released an in-depth evaluation of public health law in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic titled Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19 in which 50 top national experts offer their assessment of the U.S. policy response to the crisis. The experts question...

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In Focus: COVID Conspiracies

New In Focus now available on COVID Conspiracies. A collection of reports focused on the COVID-19-related conspiracy theory beliefs and the implications and negative consequences they can have on recovery. According to the Conspiracy Theory Handbook, conspiracy theories “tend to persist for a long time even when there is no decisive...

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Conspiracy Theory Trends: QAnon

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue has released Genesis of a Conspiracy Theory: Key Trends in QAnon Activity Since 2017, a report analyzing the QAnon conspiracy, including a rise in activity amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to the report, this conspiracy theory “claims that an elite group of child-trafficking paedophiles have...

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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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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...