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The ethical challenges of digital contact tracing
Published May 26, 2020
Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, discusses the ethical considerations of using digital technologies for public health surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic
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The complex ethics of reopening America
Published May 26, 2020
Bioethicist Justin Bernstein explores the many considerations that should factor into decisions about how and when to relax social distancing measures
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'Reopening an infected economy is no shortcut' to financial recovery
Published May 19, 2020
Alessandro Rebucci, an economist at the Carey Business School, says in order to revive the economy, the coronavirus pandemic must be brought under control
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East Asia responses offer mixed lessons
Published May 13, 2020
How COVID-19 has been handled in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, and Japan are a reflection of key capabilities in some countries, erosion of civil liberties in others
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Nurses leading global COVID-19 response
Published May 13, 2020
Patricia Davidson discusses how the pandemic is highlighting work that nurses do during crisis situations and beyond
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How COVID-19 affects adolescents
Published May 11, 2020
Faculty experts from the Johns Hopkins Center for Adolescent Health discuss the challenges faced by adolescents during the coronavirus pandemic
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Disinformation during a pandemic
Published May 8, 2020
Thomas Rid, SAIS faculty expert on cybersecurity and disinformation, discusses the efforts by foreign countries to influence the public's understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic
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The impact of COVID-19 on older adults
Published May 5, 2020
COVID-19 poses a risk not only to the health of older adults who contract the disease but also to those without the health care resources and social structures that contribute to overall wellness
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How school closures for COVID-19 amplify inequality
Published May 4, 2020
Annette Anderson, an expert in educational equity at the School of Education, discusses the unequal impact of COVID-19's disruption to public schooling
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Saving lives while protecting freedoms in the age of COVID-19
Published May 4, 2020
Political science scholars Yascha Mounk, Robert Lieberman, and Danielle Allen discuss the complexities of balancing public health and civil liberties in the midst of a pandemic