Thursday 16 April 2020

CRS Report on Remote Voting

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has just published a new report titled Constitutional Considerations of Remote Voting In Congress. From the report:
COVID-19 has had an impact on almost every facet of American life. Congress has not been spared. Largely because the risk of transmission of the disease is highest in concentrated groups, there have been calls to alter the internal operation of the two chambers to introduce “social distancing” into the legislative process.... The prospect of remote voting has given rise to many issues and concerns, ranging from its impact on the deliberative nature of Congress to the technological and security hurdles inherent in its implementation. But there are also constitutional questions.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resources from WK

From Wolters Kluwer:
"Our primary goal during this time is to be proactive regarding the health and safety of our customers and our employees. We also remain committed to providing you with the same high level of service you have come to expect from us without interruption. We are making COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resources for legal, health and compliance professionalsavailable - at no charge – to support our customers and the legal community."
They then provide a link to their "Cheetah COVID-19 State & Federal Compare Smart Chart™." To use the smart chart, you first select a topic or topics and then select which jurisdictions you would like to compare, then click "see results." For example, you can compare the COVID-19 Recommendations that have been published as Executive Orders from the governors of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to see how they compare and when they made these orders.

hat tip: Pat Roncevich

Wednesday 1 April 2020

COVID-19 Projections: hospital resource use

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) website has a good visualization of hospital resource needs through August. Note that you can use the dropdown menu to see state by state information.