Tag Archives: pandemic

Health Insurance Affordability in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed many flaws in the U.S. healthcare system, first and foremost the nation’s patchwork public health infrastructure and health inequities in mortality rates due to COVID-19. The Commonwealth Fund‘s biennial report, published as the pandemic continues into and beyond the third quarter of 2020, sheds light on another weakness in U.S.… Read More »

Anxiety-Related Google Searches Reached A Record High During Early Stages Of The Pandemic

TOPLINE A new study analyzed 16 years of Google Trends data and found that anxiety-related searches reached an all-time high in the United States during the first 58 days after President Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency on March 13. President Trump, joined by members of the Coronavirus Task Force, speaks at a… Read More »

Unethical policy: Resuming federal lethal injections during a global pandemic

The United States government has resumed capital punishment after a 17-year hiatus. Even setting aside questions of whether the death penalty is legal, ethical, or humane, the renewal of the practice of lethal injection poses some grave concerns, particularly in the context of the global pandemic. According to Department of Justice documents, the government is… Read More »