Policy Lessons from the History of Pandemic Preparedness
Our twenty-third COVID-19 white paper is “Policy Lessons from the History of Pandemic Preparedness,” by George J. Busenberg. Abstract This white paper draws lessons for policy progress from the recent history of pandemic preparedness in the United States, with a focus on the Strategic National Stockpile of medical and protective equipment that forms an essential […]
Digital Tools for COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Identifying and Mitigating the Equity, Privacy, and Civil Liberties Concerns
Our twenty-second white paper in the COVID-19 series is “Digital Tools for COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Identifying and Mitigating the Equity, Privacy, and Civil Liberties Concerns,” by Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi, Christine Bannan, Sharon Bradford Franklin, Heather Hurlburt, Lauren Sarkesian, Ross Schulman, and Joshua Stager. Abstract Many state governments and public health authorities in the United States […]
Pandemic Resilience on Campus
Our twenty-first white paper is “Pandemic Resilience on Campus,” by Rajiv Sethi, Rachel Narehood Austin, Divya Siddarth, Jacob Austin, Julie Seager, and Hannah Yoo. Abstract A college campus is a quintessential congregate environment with crowded and bustling living and learning spaces, vulnerable to rapid contagion. Yet online education as currently conceived is a poor substitute […]
Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sites and Sources of Community Resilience
Our twentieth white paper is, “Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sites and Sources of Community Resilience,” by Jacob Fay, Meira Levinson, Allison Stevens, Harry Brighouse, and Tatiana Geron. Abstract Along with the economy and health care system, schools are an essential third pillar in promoting community resilience and rebuilding communities’ physical, economic, emotional, social, and […]
Who Is Dying, and Why?
Our nineteenth COVID-19 white paper is, “Who Is Dying, and Why?” by Rajiv Sethi, Divya Siddarth, Nia Johnson, Brandon Terry, Julie Seager, Mary Travis Bassett, and Meredith Rosenthal. Abstract It is commonly asserted, with some justification, that viruses do not recognize social boundaries. And yet the statistics on the demographics of those afflicted and felled by […]
Ethical Implementation of Wearables in Pandemic Response: A Call for a Paradigm Shift
Our eighteenth white paper is “Ethical Implementation of Wearables in Pandemic Response: A Call for a Paradigm Shift,” by Marielle S. Gross, Robert C. Miller, and Assya Pascalev. Abstract Wearable technologies, a class of information technology devices uniquely designed to be worn on an individual’s body, are being implemented in the strategic response to COVID-19. […]
Educational Ethics During a Pandemic
Our seventeenth COVID white paper is, “Educational Ethics During a Pandemic,” by Meira Levinson. Abstract Over 55 million children and their families have been affected by physical school closures in the United States since early March. Schools in all but two states will remain closed at least through the end of the school year. This […]
Pandemic Resilience: Getting It Done
Our bipartisan group of experts in economics, public health, technology, and ethics from across the country, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, has released Pandemic Resilience: Getting it Done, a supplement to the Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience.
Designing an Interstate Compact for a Pandemic Testing Board
This paper offers a blueprint for how to design a pandemic testing board via an interstate compact.
Interstate Compacts: A Primer
This paper provides an introduction to interstate compacts to inform the design of a Pandemic Testing Board. It outlines the constitutional framework for interstate compacts, highlights examples of relevant compacts, and describes the process of creating such a compact today. It also explores potential legal issues that might emerge and concludes that none of them are insurmountable.