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Resolving Tensions Between Disability Rights Law And Covid-19 Mask Policies, Elizabeth Pendo, Robert Gatter, Seema Mohapatra Jul 2020

Resolving Tensions Between Disability Rights Law And Covid-19 Mask Policies, Elizabeth Pendo, Robert Gatter, Seema Mohapatra

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As states reopen, an increasing number of state and local officials are requiring people to wear face masks while out of the home. Grocery stores, retail outlets, restaurants and other businesses are also announcing their own mask policies, which may differ from public policies. Public health measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus such as wearing masks have the potential to greatly benefit millions of Americans with disabilities, who are particularly vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. But certain disabilities may make it difficult or inadvisable to wear a mask.

Mask-wearing has become a political flashpoint, putting people with ...


The Case For Face Shields: Improving The Covid-19 Public Health Policy Toolkit, Timothy L. Wiemken, Ana Santos Rutschman, Robert Gatter Jan 2020

The Case For Face Shields: Improving The Covid-19 Public Health Policy Toolkit, Timothy L. Wiemken, Ana Santos Rutschman, Robert Gatter

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As the United States battles the later stages of the first wave of COVID-19 and faces the prospect of future waves, it is time to consider the practical utility of face shields as an alternative or complement to face masks in the policy guidance. Without face shields specifically noted in national guidance, many areas may be reluctant to allow their use as an alternative to cloth face masks, even with sufficient modification.

In this piece, we discuss the benefits of face shields as a substitute to face masks in the context of public health policy. We further discuss the implications ...


Genetic Discrimination: Why Bragdondoes Not Ensure Protection, Laura F. Rothstein May 2019

Genetic Discrimination: Why Bragdondoes Not Ensure Protection, Laura F. Rothstein

Laura Rothstein

No abstract provided.


Health Disparities Experienced By People With Disabilities In The United States: A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study, Jennifer Renee Pharr, Timothy J. Bungum Jan 2012

Health Disparities Experienced By People With Disabilities In The United States: A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study, Jennifer Renee Pharr, Timothy J. Bungum

Public Health Faculty Publications

The Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990; since then research has shown that people with disabilities continue to experience barriers to health care. The purpose of this study was to compare utilization of preventive services, chronic disease rates, and engagement in health risk behaviors of participants with differing severities of disabilities to those without disabilities. This study was a secondary analysis of 2010 data collected in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System national survey in the United States. Rao Chi square test and logistic regression were employed. Participants with disabilities had significantly higher adjusted odds ratios for all ...


Disability Trouble, Bradley A. Areheart Dec 2010

Disability Trouble, Bradley A. Areheart

Bradley A. Areheart

In the 1960s, the term “gender” emerged in the academic literature to indicate the socially constructed nature of being a man or woman. The gender/sex binary soon became standard academic fare, with sex representing biology and gender representing sex’s social construct. However, in the 1980s feminists became concerned the gender/sex binary - by effectively designating sex as non-social - left room for biological determinism. These feminists made “gender trouble” in part by arguing biological sex was a social concept. The resulting scholarship on sex and gender enriched feminist thought and catalyzed civil rights through an expansion of legal protections ...


Discrimination Based On Hiv/Aids And Other Health Conditions: "Disability" As Defined Under Federal And State Law, David W. Webber Jan 2000

Discrimination Based On Hiv/Aids And Other Health Conditions: "Disability" As Defined Under Federal And State Law, David W. Webber

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


Adverse Impact Of Predisposition Testing On Major Life Activities: Lessons From Brca 1/2testing, Katherine A. Schneider Jan 2000

Adverse Impact Of Predisposition Testing On Major Life Activities: Lessons From Brca 1/2testing, Katherine A. Schneider

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


Is There A Pink Slip In My Genes? Genetic Discrimination In The Workplace, Paul Steven Miller, Lawrence O. Gostin Jan 2000

Is There A Pink Slip In My Genes? Genetic Discrimination In The Workplace, Paul Steven Miller, Lawrence O. Gostin

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


Genetic Discrimination: Why Bragdondoes Not Ensure Protection, Laura F. Rothstein Jan 2000

Genetic Discrimination: Why Bragdondoes Not Ensure Protection, Laura F. Rothstein

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.


Bragdon V. Abbott: Extending The Americans With Disabilities Act To Asymptomatic Individuals, Eugenia Liu Jan 2000

Bragdon V. Abbott: Extending The Americans With Disabilities Act To Asymptomatic Individuals, Eugenia Liu

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

No abstract provided.