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Data Reveals the True Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak

Wired –  In some countries, satellite images, internet speed, and traffic information reveal what governments won’t. “As the coronavirus crisis engulfs the planet, some think that using official data to make sense of the situation only helps so much. Governments might be deliberately obfuscating what is going on in the country—as China did in the… Continue Reading

YouTube Learning

“Welcome to YouTube.com/Learning, a destination designed to inspire and instruct that brings you the highest quality educational content on YouTube. Here you will find Learning Playlists, which organize content into chapters and are designed to facilitate focused study, YouTube Learning Originals to spark your curiosity, and curated playlists ranging in subjects from physics to film… Continue Reading

Presidential Powers and Response to COVID-19

Presidential Powers and Response to COVID-19. Lawrence O. Gostin, JD; James G. Hodge Jr, JD, LLM; Lindsay F. Wiley, JD, MPH. JAMA. Published online March 18, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4335 [h/t Mary Whisner] “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modeling suggests that, without mitigation, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes… Continue Reading

ABA principles to better align legal education licensure to 21st century

“The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Education today issued a set of principles and recommendations to more closely align legal education and licensure with the objective of better addressing the legal needs of the public and the nation’s access to justice problems. The commission outlined its set of principles in a commentary… Continue Reading

ABA Free Legal Answers reaches milestone with 100,000 inquiries since launch

ABA Free Legal Answers: “An online version of the walk-in clinic model where clients request brief advice and counsel about a specific civil legal issue from a volunteer lawyer. Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state’s website. Lawyers provide information and basic legal… Continue Reading

U.S. Virus Plan Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic and Widespread Shortages

The New York Times: “A federal government plan to combat the coronavirus warned policymakers last week that a pandemic “will last 18 months or longer” and could include “multiple waves,” resulting in widespread shortages that would strain consumers and the nation’s health care system. The 100-page plan, dated Friday, the same day President Trump declared… Continue Reading

COVID-19: How the enterprise is adapting to disruption

ZDNet – “From cancelled tech conferences and disrupted supply chains to telecommuting and cybersecurity threats, the enterprise faces a new normal as COVID-19’s impact escalates. As the impact of COVID-19 on the enterprise escalates, employers and employees must adapt to a new normal. From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the… Continue Reading

So We’re Working From Home. Can the Internet Handle It?

The New York Times – With millions of people working and learning from home during the pandemic, internet networks are set to be strained to the hilt. “..As millions of people across the United States shift to working and learning from home this week to limit the spread of the coronavirus, they will test internet… Continue Reading

White House Takes New Line After Dire Report on Death Toll

The New York Times: “Sweeping new federal recommendations announced on Monday for Americans to sharply limit their activities appeared to draw on a dire scientific report warning that, without action by the government and individuals to slow the spread of coronavirus and suppress new cases, 2.2 million people in the United States could die. To… Continue Reading

LexisNexis Offers Free Comprehensive COVID-19 News Coverage

“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, today announced two free resources from Law360® and Lexis Practice Advisor® to help legal professionals, lawmakers and business leaders become better informed and successfully navigate the legal issues and intricacies surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Law360 has launched a dedicated COVID-19 page containing… Continue Reading

Global Economic Effects of Covid-19: In Brief

EveryCRSReport – Global Economic Effects of Covid-19: In Brief March 13, 2020 – March 16, 2020 – Since the Covid-19 outbreak was first diagnosed, it has spread to over 100 countries and almost all U.S. states. The virus is having a noticeable impact on global economic growth. Estimates so far indicate the virus could trim… Continue Reading