COVID-19 & Public Health: Fairness in Economic Structures
Michael Crawford outlines how the COVID-19 epidemic reveals why fair, universal, and prorated access to paid sick leave and other benefits are necessary to address health and productivity challenges experienced by the precariously employed.
Disability Stigma Affects Care for Disabled Patients
Alison Reiheld evokes a famous exchange between Harriet McBryde Johnson and Peter Singer to illustrate a new study that provides further evidence that clinicians’ stigma against people with disabilities affects their care.
The coronavirus vaccines are here. Now what?
Maya J. Goldenberg prepares us for the reality that an effective vaccine may stop the pathogen, but it will not establish health.
Failure to combat COVID-19 can have economic consequences, too
Maxwell J. Smith argues that choosing to keep businesses and schools open to prevent economic deprivation could have negative economic consequences in the future, and perhaps on even more adverse terms than at present.
COVID-19 Exposes Health Disparities
Ramseyer Apau Bediako and Rachael Amoah argue that if we continue to fail to address race-related healthcare disparities and inequalities, then we deliberately deny Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour the best possible health outcomes.