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Archive for June, 2020

American Enterprise Institute Database Added to HeinOnline

HeinOnline has added the American Enterprise Institute database, which offers empirical policy analysis at your fingertips from from the most prominent think tank associated with American neoconservatism committed to American capitalism. Users can access nearly 1,500 titles covering 20 different policy areas.  

CDC Updates & Expands COVID-19 Increased Risk List

CDC LogoThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated and expanded its list of People Who Are at Increased Risk for Severe Illness for getting COVID-19.  Changes are based upon continuous detailed review of available evidence.  [For example, see Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, volume 69, number 24, 759-765 (6/19/2020).]   Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions remain at increased risk, but age- and condition-related risks are further defined.  The specific age threshold has been removed from the older adult classification, and CDC now states risk increases steadily as one ages.  For additional information, see the CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

CSU Announces Plans for Return to Campus Fall 2020 Semester

CSU logoOn 6/23/2020, Cleveland State University President Harlan Sands announced plans to resume in-person classes at the start of the Fall 2020 semester.  Plans include “maximizing the number of in-person classroom experiences that can be safely delivered, providing managed usage of faculty and staff offices to support the increased on-campus presence, residential living options, on-site access to most support services and a phased approach for resuming athletics programs.”  Details are forthcoming, and additional information can be found here.  CSU “Coronavirus Update” information can be found here.

Wealth of Information on FDA Coronavirus Disease 2019 Site

FDA logoThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Coronavirus Disease 2019 website provides a wealth of information for administrators, health care professionals and the general public.  The site includes FDA Emergency Use Authorizations, Guidance Documents & Policies, and “conservation strategies” for Personal Protective Equipment, as well as News Releases, information on how individuals who have fully recovered from COVID-19 may Donate COVID-19 Plasma and numerous Educational Resources.

Add This to Your International Research Toolbox – Legal Reports from the Law Library of Congress

GlobeThe Law Library of Congress, which is a part of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., is regularly asked to produce reports for members of Congress on various legal topics. These reports are reminiscent of Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports, but generally shorter. The Law Library of Congress makes their legal reports available to the public, and indexes them by topic. The reports generally have an international focus, examining the laws of a particular jurisdiction like Israel for example, or comparing the laws in several countries, like several EU states. Recent topics have included airport noise regulation, cryptocurrency around the world, fake news, sovereign immunity, and Miranda warning equivalents.