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Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Samuel D. Hodge, Jr. , Jack E. Hubbard Covid-19: the Ethical and Legal Implications of Medical Rationing 56 Gonzaga Law Review 159 (2020/2021)   Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. --George Carlin Introduction. 161 I. Medical Discussion. 163 A. What Is a Virus?. 163 B. Immune Defense System. 165 C. What Is a Coronavirus?. 166 D. What Is SARS-CoV-2?. 168 E. What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?. 170 F. Why Is COVID-19 Fatal?. 171 G....
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources   A New Study Looks at the Effects of Unrestricted Construction in a Covid-19 Environment 2021-1 Construction Briefings 1 (Jan-21) 1/21/2021 As 2021 arrives, the advent of COVID-19 vaccines is imminent, even as the U.S. and much of the world wrestles with an acute phase of the pandemic. This juncture might be a good time to review the construction industrys record of coping with the virus, and what it could do better. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established...
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Justine Coleman Loeffler, Perdue Praise Trump for Signing Covid-19 Relief Legislation after Uncertainty The Hill (27-Dec-20) 12/27/2020 Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) praised President Trump for signing COVID-19 relief legislation on Sunday after his repeated criticisms on the stimulus check amounts raised questions about the bills future.
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Laura Weiss, CQ Roll Call Amazon to Face Questions on Racial Equity, Worker Rights at 2021 Meeting CQ Roll Call Washington Corporate Governance Briefing (24-Dec-20) 12/24/2020  
Regulations (Proposed & Adopted )   2020 or Reg Text 573052 (Ns) (23-Dec-20) 12/23/2020 HB 4212 (Oregon Laws 2020, chapter 12), sections 40-43, as passed by the Oregon Legislature during the First Special Session of 2020 in June 2020, requires health care providers, including hospitals and other health care facilities, to collect REALD data for all COVID-19 encounters, and to report those data to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) through methods described in the rule. REALD data is race
Regulations (Proposed & Adopted )   2020 or Reg Text 573068 (Ns) (23-Dec-20) 12/23/2020 The catalyst for the update is House Bill 4212, section 40-43, passed by the Oregon Legislature in the First Special Session of 2020. HB 4212 requires OHA to adopt rules requiring a health provider to collect encounter data for COVID-19 related services on race, ethnicity, preferred spoken and written language, English proficiency, interpreter needs and disability status in accordance with the standards adopted by the authority under ORS 413.161. However, the standards adopted by the authority under ORS 413.161 were in need of updating, and in order to not disrupt the implementation of HB...
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Jordain Carney Congress Clinches Sweeping Deal on Coronavirus Relief, Government Funding The Hill (20-Dec-20) 12/20/2020 Congressional leaders on Sunday reached a mammoth deal to fund the government and provide long-sought coronavirus relief as lawmakers race to wrap up their work for the year.
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Jordain Carney Congress Races to Clinch Coronavirus Deal as Shutdown Looms The Hill (20-Dec-20) 12/20/2020  
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Jordain Carney Mcconnell: 'Cooperation and Focus' Needed to Finalize Covid-19 Deal The Hill (19-Dec-20) 12/19/2020 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Saturday warned against dragging out coronavirus talks as negotiators race to try to finalize a deal by the end of the day.
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Lillian Bautista Incoming Lawmakers Stress Coronavirus Relief, Economy as First Priority of New Session The Hill (18-Dec-20) 12/18/2020 COVID-19 relief and getting the economy back on track must be top priorities in the next legislative session, incoming lawmakers from both parties said Thursday.
Regulations (Proposed & Adopted )   2020 Wa Reg Text 562840 (Ns) (16-Dec-20) 12/16/2020 The Washington state board of health has adopted a second emergency rule to continue to designate COVID-19 as a notifiable condition and extends reporting requirements for health care providers, health care facilities, laboratories, and local health jurisdictions to report race, ethnicity, and other demographic data for cases of COVID-19. The rule establishes what testing and demographic data need to be reported as well as the timing and mechanism of reporting. The rule allows for certain waivers by a local health officer.
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Jordain Carney Congress Closes in on Covid-19 Relief, Funding Deal The Hill (15-Dec-20) 12/15/2020 Congressional leaders said Tuesday night they are making progress on a sweeping deal to fund the government and provide coronavirus relief but hadn't yet clinched an agreement.
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Marty Johnson and Morgan Chalfant Biden Faces Pressure to Take Action on Racial Justice Issues The Hill (13-Dec-20) 12/13/2020 President-elect Joe Biden will be under tremendous pressure to take action toward greater racial justice throughout the country on Day 1 of his presidency, following massive nationwide protests sparked by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor along with other incidents of violence against Black Americans.
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Kaelan Deese Perdue, Ocasio-cortez Spar on Twitter over Georgia Races The Hill (12-Dec-20) 12/12/2020 Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sparred Saturday over the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs, with the progressive congresswoman urging Democrats to turn out to vote and the GOP senator pushing the liberal firebrand to go to Georgia and campaign in person.
Legislation (Proposed & Enacted) Primary Sponsor(s): McKnight, Angela V.,Lampitt, Pamela R.,Vainieri Huttle, Valerie, Co-Sponsor(s): 2020 Nj A.b. 5126 (Ns) 2020 New Jersey Assembly Bill No. 5126, New Jersey Two Hundred Nineteenth Legislature - First Annual Session (10-Dec-20) 12/10/2020 SUMMARY: Requires Commissioner of Education to prepare learning loss report and report on public school operations during COVID-19 public health emergency. ASSEMBLY, No. 5126 STATE OF NEW JERSEY 219th LEGISLATURE INTRODUCED DECEMBER 10, 2020 Sponsored by: Assemblywoman ANGELA V. MCKNIGHT District 31 (Hudson) Assemblywoman PAMELA R. LAMPITT District 6 (Burlington and Camden) Assemblywoman VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE District 37 (Bergen) SYNOPSIS Requires Commissioner of Education to prepare learning loss report and report on public school operations during COVID-19 public health emergency. CURRENT...
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Camila DeChalus, CQ Roll Call Bill Filed to Force Immigration Agencies to Track Covid-19 Data CQ Roll Call Washington Immigration Briefing (10-Dec-20) 12/10/2020 Immigration detention centers would be required to track and publicly report data about COVID-19 testing, infections and protocols under a bill introduced by congressional Democrats who cited concern over cramped conditions and inconsistent safety precautions inside such facilities.
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Scott Wong Er Doctor Chosen to Lead Hispanic Caucus The Hill (8-Dec-20) 12/8/2020 Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) will succeed Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) next month as chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).
Regulations (Proposed & Adopted )   2020 Nj Reg Text 571938 (Ns) (7-Dec-20) 12/7/2020 NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHILIP D. MURPHY, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT: 1. The statutory minimum number of live race dates required by N.J.S.A. 5:5-156 is hereby waived for the 2020 calendar year. 2. This Order is not intended to, and does not confer any legal rights upon the permit holders whose activities are regulated by the New Jersey Racing Commission and shall not be used as a basis for legal challenges to regulations, rules, approvals, permits, licenses or other...
Legislation (Proposed & Enacted) Primary Sponsor(s): Ruiz, M. Teresa, Co-Sponsor(s): Bucco, Anthony M.,Singleton, Troy 2020 Nj S.b. 3214 (Ns) 2020 New Jersey Senate Bill No. 3214, New Jersey Two Hundred Nineteenth Legislature - First Annual Session (7-Dec-20) 12/7/2020 SUMMARY: Requires Commissioner of Education to prepare learning loss report and report on public school operations during COVID-19 public health emergency. SENATE, No. 3214 STATE OF NEW JERSEY 219th LEGISLATURE INTRODUCED DECEMBER 7, 2020 Sponsored by: Senator M. TERESA RUIZ District 29 (Essex) Co-Sponsored by: Senators A.M.Bucco and Singleton SYNOPSIS Requires Commissioner of Education to prepare learning loss report and report on public school operations during COVID-19 public health emergency. CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT As introduced. An Act concerning public schooling during the COVID-19...
Law Review Articles and Secondary Sources Dorit Rubinstein Reiss The Covid-19 Vaccine Dilemma 6 ALR Accord 49 (6-Dec-20) 12/6/2020 COVID-19 continues to lead to large numbers of deaths, harms, and financial costs. Without an effective vaccine, those will continue. The pressure to find a vaccine is high; and that pressure places a risk on the safeguards in place to assure that vaccines are safe and effective will be ignored. The United States has an extensive apparatus to...
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