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Refugee Rights and Health: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugee Camps
At the moment, there are over 70.8 million people forcibly displaced from their homes. The fast mobility of large populations is an inalienable part of humanity that is driven by drought, famine, earthquake, climate change, political opinion, massive (More)
COVID-19 and Allocating Responsibility for Pandemics
“The world is contending with the increasing incidence and severity of a wide range of highly infectious diseases.” These words appear in Responsibility for Epidemics, an article I wrote in 2018. There have of course been dire warnings about a global (More)
Amnesty raises concerns over COVID-19 spread in Pakistan prisons
Amnesty International and Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) shared concerns Tuesday on overcrowded Pakistani prisons amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The report specifically mentioned a prisoner that tested positive for COVID-19 after being arrested in Italy (More)
Supreme Court to hear personal jurisdiction, contraceptive coverage, elector fine cases
The United States Supreme Court released orders on Friday that granted certiorari for six new cases, consolidating them into three hours of upcoming oral arguments.The first case, which consolidates Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth District Court (More)
ACLU of Tennessee sues Nashville suburb to stop zoning ordinance that would ban surgical abortions
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Tennessee filed a lawsuit against a Nashville suburb on Wednesday to stop a zoning ordinance that effectively bans surgical abortions within the city limits.Two days after the opening of Carafem, the (More)
Canada amends regulations to reduce drug prices
The Canadian government on Friday announced major reforms to the country's price regulations on patented drugs. The changes are the "most significant reforms to the regulations" since 1987, according a recent press release by Health Canada. Overall, (More)
DOJ backs court ruling that ACA should be struck down
The US Department of Justice filed a two-sentence letter on Monday to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit detailing support of the December ruling that found the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. The statement is consistent with t (More)
House Democrats propose sweeping health care reforms in 'Medicare for All' bill
US Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced HR 1384 Wednesday, proposing a sweeping national health insurance reform plan.The bill proposes a new system called Medicare for All, which would overhaul the current Medicare scheme and make it (More)
Nepal set to enact controversial medical education law amid protests
Nepal's National Assembly on Thursday passed, without amendment, a controversial bill that will regulate medical education in the country once it receives presidential assent.The legislation was pushed through parliament even as opposition membe (More)
Judicial Invalidation of the Affordable Care Act
Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided meaningful coverage for millions of Americans, reformed the national health insurance and health care delivery infrastructure, and assured basic public health services through co (More)