By Mason Marks* The COVID-19 pandemic is triggering a national mental health crisis. Millions may experience prolonged grief due to the loss of friends or family, depression from unemployment and social isolation, and post-traumatic stress disorder from working on the frontlines as healthcare providers or undergoing treatment as patients. Our healthcare system is … [Read more...] about Drug Regulation for the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis
By Ben Horton* A few weeks ago, Professors Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods ignited controversy by suggesting in the Atlantic that China was right and America was wrong about internet censorship and surveillance. This seemingly contrarian stance rubbed people the wrong way, especially given reports that China’s online censorship delayed their response to COVID-19 and … [Read more...] about Online Censorship Is Unavoidable—So How Can We Improve It?
By Matthew J. Razzano* When you hear the phrase “structural inequality” you might not immediately think of payments systems. The choice of whether to purchase a television or a meal with cash or a credit card might not feel like a monumental decision, but it has significant economic consequences because balancing the interests of credit card companies, merchants, and … [Read more...] about Payment Systems and Inequality: Balancing Consumer Interests with Convenience
By Swapna Reddy, Shetal Vohra-Gupta, April Shaw, Nina Patel, Liana Petruzzi* As U.S. states elevate restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus, many have enacted measures to restrict “nonessential” surgeries and procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Texas and Ohio’s leads, several states (Alabama, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Mississippi) have used these … [Read more...] about Reproductive Rights in the Time of COVID-19: State Directives Exploiting a Public Health Crisis