Jay A Aquino, Jeffrey T Banal, etc.,
From leisure to isolation: a call to explore hotel sectors’ role during COVID-19 pandemic, 2021.05.21,
This paper supports the invitation for companies to act in accordance with their CSR and by emphasizing the various roles of companies just like what selected hotels do as isolation and quarantine facilities during the pandemic. However, certain considerations and issues must also be addressed by hotel sectors in accomplishing their CSR especially in time of public health crisis.
Maryrose C Macaraan,
Mental health and legal education in the time of pandemic, 2021.05.21,
This paper explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the law students. It addresses the impact of transition from physical face-to-face classes to a virtual online platform on their psychological wellness and coping mechanism. In the end, the paper mentions strategies that the law students may adopt amid the lack or absence of physical interaction with professors, classmates and friends.
Jeff Clyde G Corpuz,
Building vaccine confidence through public participation, 2021.05.21,
This article raises awareness that vaccine hesitancy could undermine the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination programs. This article proposes the idea of public participation: dialog-based approach, incentive-based (non-financial) approach and reminder-recall approach based on the World Health Organization guidelines.
Sacha Alanoca, Nicolas Guetta-Jeanrenaud, etc.,
Digital contact tracing against COVID-19: a governance framework to build trust, 2021.05.05,
This article points out that in order to deal with concerns raised over the adoption of digital contact tracing applications, there is a pressing need to co-design governance mechanisms that capture the health benefits of contact tracing applications while mitigating their potential risks and adverse effects. The article finds that the widespread adoption and efficacy of contact tracing applications is reliant on public trust and social acceptability, further reinforcing the need for ethical and legal frameworks governing their development.
Sarah Matheson AM, Artemis Kirkinis,
Compulsory licence and Crown use provisions in the Covid-19 pandemic—the Australian perspective, 2021.05.03,
This article contends that, at least in relation to the Australian context, neither the compulsory licence nor the Crown use regimes ultimately provide the optimal measure to ensure supply of vaccines or treatments in this pandemic. Rather, the current collaborative approach is more effective to achieve this objective. In light of these considerations, this article concludes that the primary utility of the compulsory licence and Crown use provisions is not their deployment but their potential to drive collaboration.
Competition policy during pandemics: how to urgently produce healthcare goods and services while avoiding economic disaster, 2021.05.19,
The author points out that during a pandemic, the federal government should relax antitrust laws, but that relaxation could exacerbate the inevitable economic downturn caused by social distancing policies. Accordingly, the author suggests how the US government could use non-antitrust regulations to mitigate the systemic financial risk created by that relaxation in antitrust laws.
Andrew G Letizia, Yongchao Ge, etc.,
SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity and subsequent infection risk in healthy young adults: a prospective cohort study, 2021.04.15,
This study shows that seropositive young adults had about one-fifth the risk of subsequent infection compared with seronegative individuals. Although antibodies induced by initial infection are largely protective, they do not guarantee effective SARS-CoV-2 neutralisation activity or immunity against subsequent infection. These findings might be relevant for optimisation of mass vaccination strategies.
Cristina Menni, Kerstin Klaser, etc.,
Vaccine side-effects and SARS-CoV-2 infection after vaccination in users of the COVID Symptom Study app in the UK: a prospective observational study, 2021.04.27,
This study finds that systemic and local side-effects after BNT162b2 and ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccination occur at frequencies lower than reported in phase 3 trials. Both vaccines decrease the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection after 12 days.
Stacy A Gherardi,
COVID-19 and the Limits of Educationalizing Social Problems, 2021.04.16,
The author points outs that the response to student needs that stem from the inadequate and inequitable sociopolitical environment outside of schools has persistently been among the central challenges facing U.S. public education historically and will be more so as the U.S. recover from the pandemic. The author notes that this response is nearly impossible to address within the education system alone and schools are 'ill-equipped for such a mission'.
‘Covid-19 has caused a dramatic change to prison life’. Analysing the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the pains of imprisonment in the Scottish Prison Estate, 2021.04.19,
This paper provides insights into the impact of COVID-19 in the Scottish Prison Estate.
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