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Uga School Of Law Covid-19 Student Flow Chart, Fall 2021, University Of Georgia School Of Law, Rachel S. Evans Aug 2021

Uga School Of Law Covid-19 Student Flow Chart, Fall 2021, University Of Georgia School Of Law, Rachel S. Evans

COVID-19 Pandemic Archive

Two flow charts were revised for Fall 2021 and distributed to faculty, staff and students in August 2021 under advisement from Dean Peter B. Rutledge in consultation with members of UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Population Health and the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. UGA Law Librarian Rachel Evans assisted with the graphic design aspects of this resource.

A generic template of this flow chart was also created so that other departments, schools and colleges across the University of Georgia could adapt and use this resource for their communities. That template is attached below as an additional file.


Uga School Of Law Covid-19 Employee Flow Chart, Fall 2021, University Of Georgia School Of Law, Rachel S. Evans Aug 2021

Uga School Of Law Covid-19 Employee Flow Chart, Fall 2021, University Of Georgia School Of Law, Rachel S. Evans

COVID-19 Pandemic Archive

Two flow charts were revised for Fall 2021 and distributed to faculty, staff and students in August 2021 under advisement from Dean Peter B. Rutledge in consultation with members of UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Population Health and the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. UGA Law Librarian Rachel Evans assisted with the graphic design aspects of this resource.

A generic template of this flow chart was also created so that other departments, schools and colleges across the University of Georgia could adapt and use this resource for their communities. That template is attached below as an additional file.


Good-Better-Best Practices, Thomas E. Kadri, Jean Mangan Aug 2021

Good-Better-Best Practices, Thomas E. Kadri, Jean Mangan

COVID-19 Pandemic Archive

"At our last faculty meeting, Dean Rutledge suggested developing a set of “best practices” to handle some of the challenges posed by the current public-health crisis. In discussing this idea, Jean Mangan and I felt that it might be worthwhile thinking of them as “good-better-best practices,” recognizing that varying approaches will inevitably make sense for different instructional styles and priorities. We offer the ideas in the attached document not to suggest that they’re the best practices, but rather in the hope that they’ll be useful as we all adapt to this new and challenging pedagogical environment." - Thomas Kadri


9 Steps To End Covid-19 And Prevent The Next Pandemic: Essential Outcomes From The World Health Assembly, Lawrence O. Gostin Jun 2021

9 Steps To End Covid-19 And Prevent The Next Pandemic: Essential Outcomes From The World Health Assembly, Lawrence O. Gostin

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

A year ago, the World Health Assembly (WHA) met virtually for the first time since the creation of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. Last year’s WHA adopted a resolution asking states to intensify action to fight COVID-19. Yet a year on, there have been 3.7 million deaths reported, with the real number estimated as more than 7 million. From May 24-31, 2021, the 74th WHA (WHA74) was again held virtually amidst this historic pandemic. The WHA created a member states working group on strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies to make recommendations to ...


Uga School Of Law Covid-19 Faq Webpage, May 2021, University Of Georgia School Of Law May 2021

Uga School Of Law Covid-19 Faq Webpage, May 2021, University Of Georgia School Of Law

COVID-19 Pandemic Archive

Established before classes began in the Fall of 2020, throughout the pandemic this web-based resource served as a central public location for questions and answers related to UGA School of Law's reopening, classes, visiting campus, quarantine and other health-based decisions and procedures. It was maintained and updated often by the Office of Student Affairs until it was unpublished after classes concluded in Spring 2021.


Law Library Continuing Services Webpage, May 2021, University Of Georgia Law Library May 2021

Law Library Continuing Services Webpage, May 2021, University Of Georgia Law Library

COVID-19 Pandemic Archive

This screenshot was the final version of the Law Library's COVID-19 Continuing Services webpage. First published on Friday March 13, 2020 as we prepared for our first week of building closure at the onset of the pandemic, it was the primary location of our library's facility hours, pandemic services, and closure information through Spring 2021. This version shows the way the webpage looked on the date it was unpublished May 17, 2021.


6 Ft. Together Portal, University Of Georgia School Of Law May 2021

6 Ft. Together Portal, University Of Georgia School Of Law

COVID-19 Pandemic Archive

Originally launched in the Spring of 2020 as the University of Georgia School of Law pivoted to virtual instruction to close out the semester with the pandemic still ramping up, this password protected section of the My Georgia Law portal was used for internal law school faculty, staff and student communications to share resources related to COVID-19, mental wellbeing, and other general information. It included a tab of weekly announcements from Dean Peter B. Rutledge, a tab for official messages and UGA COVID related links like Dawg Check and UGA Surveillance testing, and a community hub of daily haikus, student ...


Corruption In Capsules: How It Is Legal For Companies To Put Harmful Ingredients In Vitamins And Dietary Supplements, Emily Leggiero Apr 2021

Corruption In Capsules: How It Is Legal For Companies To Put Harmful Ingredients In Vitamins And Dietary Supplements, Emily Leggiero

English Department: Research for Change - Wicked Problems in Our World

The vitamin and supplement industry has increased exponentially in profits as well as potential products on the market since the turn of the century. However, these products are not regulated, nor do they undergo any premarket clinical research or testing. Public health is compromised by vitamins and supplements that are available for American consumption that is disproportionately unregulated to their chemically similar counterparts. This wicked problem is facilitated through the combination of historical legislative definitions that has since been distorted for corrupt administrative gain through the allotment of corporate expenditures. Company disbursements are made to the same policymakers that create ...


The Covid Ceiling: Super-Moms Are Struggling, Verónica Gonzales-Zamora Apr 2021

The Covid Ceiling: Super-Moms Are Struggling, Verónica Gonzales-Zamora

Faculty Scholarship

COVID Ceiling is the unique combination of identity, discipline, and academic work requirements with care crisis and public health crisis that is contributing to the current and soon larger wave of mental health crises.


The Role Of Medicaid For Children With Special Health Care Needs And Disabilities, 2020-2021 Cohort Of New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental And Related Disabilities Program Trainees Apr 2021

The Role Of Medicaid For Children With Special Health Care Needs And Disabilities, 2020-2021 Cohort Of New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental And Related Disabilities Program Trainees

Policy Analysis

Medicaid plays a critical role in protecting the health and well-being of US children, covering half of infants and toddlers as well as two-thirds of children with special health care needs and disabilities. Since its inception in 1965, Medicaid has provided health coverage for low-income children. For some time, while many children with special health care needs and disabilities were covered under the income eligibility criteria, a large share were not. A major shift occurred in 1982 during the Reagan administration with the creation of the Katie Beckett program, which allowed Medicaid eligibility for medical services in the home (rather ...


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2021 Apr 2021

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2021

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Risk Indicators Of Food Insecurity In The Cf Population, Semret Seyoum, Marsha Regenstein, Lea Nolan Mar 2021

Risk Indicators Of Food Insecurity In The Cf Population, Semret Seyoum, Marsha Regenstein, Lea Nolan

Health Policy and Management Issue Briefs

No abstract provided.


Assessing Social Influencers Of Health And Education, The Center For Health And Health Care In Schools (Chhcs) Feb 2021

Assessing Social Influencers Of Health And Education, The Center For Health And Health Care In Schools (Chhcs)

Health Policy and Management Issue Briefs

No abstract provided.


Advancing And Promoting Community Health: Opportunities For Accountable Communities For Health And Community Health Centers, Helen Mittmann, Jeffrey Levi, Janet Heinrich, Feygele Jacobs, Rebecca Morris, Peter Shin Jan 2021

Advancing And Promoting Community Health: Opportunities For Accountable Communities For Health And Community Health Centers, Helen Mittmann, Jeffrey Levi, Janet Heinrich, Feygele Jacobs, Rebecca Morris, Peter Shin

Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative

Executive Summary:

Accountable Communities for Health (ACHs) are multi -sector, community-based partnerships that aim to address community health and social needs, and Community Health Centers (CHCs) provide important community-based healthcare services for underserved and medically vulnerable populations. Given the critical role that both ACHs and CHCs play in addressing health-related social needs and social determinants of health, a survey of ACHs on CHC engagement was conducted to better understand opportunities and challenges for CHC participation in ACHs. This survey, along with follow-up conversations with ACH and CHC representatives, confirmed that ACHs and CHCs are natural partners in the effort to ...


Elections During Covid-19: Welcome Clarifications, Unanswered Questions, Joel Wei Xuan Fun Jan 2021

Elections During Covid-19: Welcome Clarifications, Unanswered Questions, Joel Wei Xuan Fun

Singapore Law Journal (Lexicon)

On 10th July 2020, Singapore held its Parliamentary Elections, while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Elections have been similarly held elsewhere during this pandemic, and suffice to say that the pandemic, and its resulting implications, have raised various interesting legal questions in some of these jurisdictions.1 To that end, a wide range of regulations and rules pertaining to elections have also been passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In some jurisdictions, such as certain states in the United States, voting by mail was allowed with no excuse required, so as to prevent the further spread of ...


Commentary On Burton V. State, Greer Donley Jan 2021

Commentary On Burton V. State, Greer Donley

Book Chapters

In March of 2009, Samantha Burton went into labor only 25 weeks into her pregnancy. This is a very serious pregnancy complication that not only risks the pregnant woman’s health, but also greatly reduces her potential child’s chance of survival despite the most aggressive care. Ms. Burton’s doctor prescribed, among other things, inpatient bed rest for the duration of her pregnancy, which would have required her to be separated from her two minor children at home. Ms. Burton found that recommendation unacceptable, and as a competent adult, asked to be discharged or to obtain a second opinion ...


Disposable Lives: Covid-19, Vaccines, And The Uprising, Matiangai Sirleaf Jan 2021

Disposable Lives: Covid-19, Vaccines, And The Uprising, Matiangai Sirleaf

Faculty Scholarship

Two French doctors appeared on television and publicly discussed potentially utilizing African subjects in experimental trials for a tuberculosis vaccine as an antidote to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), denounced these kinds of racist remarks as a “hangover from ‘colonial mentality’” and maintained that “Africa can’t and won’t be a testing ground for any vaccine.” The fallout on social media was similarly swift, with Samuel Eto’o, a Cameroonian football legend, referring to the doctors as “[d]es assasins” and several others questioning the motives behind testing a ...


Covid-19 Employee Health Checks, Remote Work, And Disability Law, Elizabeth Pendo Jan 2021

Covid-19 Employee Health Checks, Remote Work, And Disability Law, Elizabeth Pendo

All Faculty Scholarship

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, about 61 million individuals in the U.S. The law’s protections in the workplace are especially important during COVID-19, which has worsened pre-existing disparities experienced by people with disabilities. The ADA also applies to new strategies to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in the workplace. This Chapter will focus on two strategies that impact individuals with and without disabilities – employee health screening, testing and vaccination policies, and new or expanded remote work programs.


Missouri’S Public Health Response To Covid-19: Key Findings And Recommendations For State Action And Investment, Alexis Acosta, Marie-Anais Benoit, Ciara Conway, Dora Hughes, Jeffrey Levi, Anne Markus, Marsha Regenstein, Semret Seyoum, Jennifer Trott, Hope Van Bronkhorst Jan 2021

Missouri’S Public Health Response To Covid-19: Key Findings And Recommendations For State Action And Investment, Alexis Acosta, Marie-Anais Benoit, Ciara Conway, Dora Hughes, Jeffrey Levi, Anne Markus, Marsha Regenstein, Semret Seyoum, Jennifer Trott, Hope Van Bronkhorst

Health Policy and Management Issue Briefs

This report from the study, Strengthening Missouri’s Capacity to Respond to Public Health Crises, summarizes key findings that are relevant to strengthening the state’s and local public health agencies’ (LPHAs) capacity to respond to future public health crises. With funding from Missouri Foundation for Health, a George Washington University study team conducted 138 stakeholder interviews within public health and other sectors involved in the COVID-19 response, revealing several key opportunities for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Missouri, like many other states, faced great challenges in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Missouri now has a ...


Administrative Law In A Time Of Crisis: Comparing National Responses To Covid-19, Cary Coglianese, Neysun A. Mahboubi Jan 2021

Administrative Law In A Time Of Crisis: Comparing National Responses To Covid-19, Cary Coglianese, Neysun A. Mahboubi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Beginning in early 2020, countries around the world successively and then together faced the same rapidly emerging threats from the COVID-19 virus. The shared experience of this global pandemic affords scholars and policymakers a comparative lens through which to view how differences in countries’ governance structures and administrative responses affected their ability to manage the various crisis posed by the pandemic. This article introduces a special series of essays in the Administrative Law Review written by leading administrative law experts across the globe. Case studies focus on China, Chile, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States, as ...


Early Abortion Exceptionalism, Greer Donley Jan 2021

Early Abortion Exceptionalism, Greer Donley

Articles

Restrictive state abortion laws garner a large amount of attention in the national conversation and legal scholarship, but less known is a federal abortion policy that significantly curtails access to early abortion in all fifty states. The policy limits the distribution of mifepristone, the only drug approved to terminate a pregnancy so long as it is within the first ten weeks. Unlike most drugs, which can be prescribed by licensed healthcare providers and picked up at most pharmacies, the Food and Drug Administration only allows certified providers to prescribe mifepristone, and only allows those providers to distribute the drug to ...


Prisons, Nursing Homes, And Medicaid: A Covid-19 Case Study In Health Injustice, Mary Crossley Jan 2021

Prisons, Nursing Homes, And Medicaid: A Covid-19 Case Study In Health Injustice, Mary Crossley

Articles

The unevenly distributed pain and suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic present a remarkable case study. Considering why the coronavirus has devastated some groups more than others offers a concrete example of abstract concepts like “structural discrimination” and “institutional racism,” an example measured in lives lost, families shattered, and unremitting anxiety. This essay highlights the experiences of Black people and disabled people, and how societal choices have caused them to experience the brunt of the pandemic. It focuses on prisons and nursing homes—institutions that emerged as COVID-19 hotspots –and on the Medicaid program.

Black and disabled people are disproportionately represented ...


The Intellectual Property Of Covid-19, Ana Santos Rutschman Jan 2021

The Intellectual Property Of Covid-19, Ana Santos Rutschman

All Faculty Scholarship

The response to COVID-19 is indissolubly tied to intellectual property. In an increasingly globalized world in which infectious disease pathogens travel faster and wider than before, the development of vaccines, treatments and other forms of medical technology has become an integral part of public health preparedness and response frameworks. The development of these technologies, and to a certain extent the allocation and distribution of resulting outputs, is informed by intellectual property regimes. These regimes influence the commitment of R&D resources, shape scientific collaborations and, in some cases, may condition the widespread availability of emerging technologies. As seen throughout this ...


Intellectual Property As A Determinant Of Health, Ana Santos Rutschman Jan 2021

Intellectual Property As A Determinant Of Health, Ana Santos Rutschman

All Faculty Scholarship

Public health literature has long recognized the existence of determinants of health, a set of socio-economic conditions that affect health risks and health outcomes across the world. The World Health Organization defines these determinants as “forces and systems” consisting of “factors combin[ing] together to affect the health of individuals and communities.” Frameworks relying on determinants of health have been widely adopted by countries in the global South and North alike, as well as international institutional players, several of which are direct or indirect players in transnational intellectual property (IP) policymaking. Issues raised by the implementation of IP policies, however ...


Is There A Cure For Vaccine Nationalism?, Ana Santos Rutschman Jan 2021

Is There A Cure For Vaccine Nationalism?, Ana Santos Rutschman

All Faculty Scholarship

“[V]accine nationalism . . . should serve as a reality check for the status of global health cooperation in the twenty-first century.”


Vaccine Clinical Trials And Data Infrastructure, Ana Santos Rutschman Jan 2021

Vaccine Clinical Trials And Data Infrastructure, Ana Santos Rutschman

All Faculty Scholarship

We find ourselves at a momentous turn in the history of vaccines. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a quasi-global vaccine race that not only compressed vaccine research and development (R&D) timelines, but also paved the way for the administration of a new type of vaccine technology – mRNA vaccines, which work in substantially different ways from the vaccines in use before the pandemic.

While the process of bringing emerging COVID-19 vaccines to market has taken place in an unusually short timeframe, it was largely predicated on the same scientific and regulatory processes that govern the development, approval and deployment of new ...


The Big Data Regulator, Rebooted: Why And How The Fda Can And Should Disclose Confidential Data On Prescription Drugs And Vaccines, Christopher J. Morten, Amy Kapczynski Jan 2021

The Big Data Regulator, Rebooted: Why And How The Fda Can And Should Disclose Confidential Data On Prescription Drugs And Vaccines, Christopher J. Morten, Amy Kapczynski

Faculty Scholarship

Medicines and vaccines are complex products, and it is often extraordinarily difficult to know whether they help or hurt. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) holds an enormous reservoir of data that sheds light on that precise question, yet currently releases only a trickle to researchers, doctors, and patients. Recent examples show that data secrecy can be deadly, and existing laws such as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cannot solve the problem. We present here a wealth of new evidence about the urgency of the problem and argue that the FDA must “reboot” its rules to proactively disclose all ...


Just Plain Dumb?: How Digital Contact Tracing Apps Could’Ve Worked Better (And Why They Never Got The Chance), Brian E. Ray Jan 2021

Just Plain Dumb?: How Digital Contact Tracing Apps Could’Ve Worked Better (And Why They Never Got The Chance), Brian E. Ray

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

This essay describes how the privacy debate that emerged over digital contact tracing and Google’s and Apple’s decisions to strictly limit apps permitted to use their platforms resulted in undercutting their potential usefulness as a tool to combat the pandemic while still failing to engender trust in these tools as intended.


Faculty & Staff Faq From 6 Ft. Together Portal, University Of Georgia School Of Law Dec 2020

Faculty & Staff Faq From 6 Ft. Together Portal, University Of Georgia School Of Law

COVID-19 Pandemic Archive

This Google Document was originally shared and linked to from within the 6 Ft. Together faculty, staff and student portal in 2020. A document was created for faculty and staff to access the most up to date information related to the pandemic and the law school. The last edit in this FAQ took place on December 17, 2020. It was edited by members of the School of Law problem solving team including Communications and Human Resources departments. A copy of this document has been preserved as a PDF for archival purposes.


Cost, Coverage, And The Underuse Of Medications Among People With Cf, Semret Seyoum, Marsha Regenstein, Lea Nolan Dec 2020

Cost, Coverage, And The Underuse Of Medications Among People With Cf, Semret Seyoum, Marsha Regenstein, Lea Nolan

Health Policy and Management Issue Briefs

No abstract provided.