COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Young Adults: A Risk-Benefit Assessment and Five Ethical Arguments against Mandates at Universities

Authors: Kevin Bardosh University of Washington; University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh Medical School Allison Krug Artemis Biomedical Communications LLC Euzebiusz Jamrozik University of Oxford Trudo Lemmens University of Toronto – Faculty of Law Salmaan KeshavjeeHarvard University – Harvard Medical School Vinay Prasad University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Martin A. Makary Johns Hopkins University – […]

Big Pharma Can’t Figure Out How To Cash In On ‘Long COVID’

Authors:mmDYLAN HOUSMANHEALTHCARE REPORTER July 11, 2022 Major pharmaceutical companies are struggling to develop treatments for “long COVID” because it’s been nearly impossible to nail down what exactly the ailment actually is, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines and antiviral treatments resulted in record-breaking profits for companies like […]

Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials

Authors: Joseph Fraiman June 23, 2022 Louisiana State University – Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center Abstract Introduction: In 2020, prior to COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Brighton Collaboration created a priority list, endorsed by the World Health Organization, of potential adverse events relevant to COVID-19 vaccines. We leveraged the Brighton […]

The Bizarre Refusal to Apply Cost-Benefit Analysis to COVID Debates

Are those who oppose a ban on cars or a radical reduction in speed limits sociopaths, given the huge number of people they are knowingly consigning to death or maiming? Authors: Glenn Greenwald 5 hr ago 285536 In virtually every realm of public policy, Americans embrace policies which they know will kill people, sometimes large […]

It could take three years for the US economy to recover from COVID-19

Authors: Laura Oliver 30 Mar 2020 The US and Eurozone’s economies could take until 2023 to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, according to a new report from consultancy McKinsey & Company. If the public health response, including social distancing and lockdown measures, is initially successful but fails to prevent a resurgence in […]

Economic Impact of COVID-19

Analysis of the national and regional economic impacts of the novel coronavirus and steps taken to contain the COVID-19 outbreak Economic Brief June 2021, No. 21-18 Was There a Better Way to Contain COVID-19? Article by: Andreas Hornstein Many countries resorted to social distancing as a first response to contain the spread of COVID-19. Arguably, social […]

Explaining the economic impact of COVID-19: Core industries and the Hispanic workforce

Authors: Aaron Klein and Ember SmithFriday, February 5, 2021 ABSTRACT  As the United States prepares for a COVID-19 recovery, policymakers need to understand why some cities and communities were more vulnerable to the pandemic’s economic consequences than others. In this paper, we consider the association between a city’s core industry, its economic susceptibility to the pandemic, and […]

Social and economic impact of COVID-19

Authors: Eduardo Levy Yeyati and Federico Filippini Tuesday, June 8, 2021 INTRODUCTION The impact of the pandemic on world GDP growth is massive. The COVID-19 global recession is the deepest since the end of World War II (Figure 1). The global economy contracted by 3.5 percent in 2020 according to the April 2021 World Economic Outlook Report published […]

Pandemic Impact on Mortality and Economy Varies Across Age Groups and Geographies

Authors: VICTORIA UDALOVA  |  MARCH 08, 2021 The initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy was widespread and affected people across all age groups and all states while the initial mortality impact targeted mostly older people in just a few states according to independent research by the U.S. Census Bureau. During April 2020, the first full […]

COVID-19 false dichotomies and a comprehensive review of the evidence regarding public health, COVID-19 symptomatology, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, mask wearing, and reinfection

Authors: Kevin Escandón, Angela L. Rasmussen, Isaac I. Bogoch, Eleanor J. Murray, Karina Escandón, Saskia V. Popescu & Jason Kindrachuk BMC Infectious Diseases volume 21, Article number: 710 (2021)  Abstract Scientists across disciplines, policymakers, and journalists have voiced frustration at the unprecedented polarization and misinformation around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Several false dichotomies have been used to polarize debates while oversimplifying complex issues. In this comprehensive narrative […]