In the Media

  • Pressure mounts to widen access to medical products that may combat Covid-19

    Stat -- 03/27/2020

    “The danger is exclusive rights can mitigate universal access needed to respond to the pandemic quickly, so we’re trying to change the rules of the game, but we’re playing catch-up in some cases,” said Brook Baker, a professor at Northeastern University School of Law and a senior policy analyst for the Health GAP advocacy group.

  • Tracking the pandemic? There’s an app for that.

    Marketplace -- 03/27/2020

    “Norms and expectations about this differ from country to country,” said David Lazer, professor of political science and computer and information science at Northeastern University in Boston. …

  • Experts: Trump’s plan to lift coronavirus restrictions by Easter would kill hundreds of thousands

    Salon -- 03/27/2020

    “We need to remember that some of the people who are suggesting this are the same people who said there was no problem, and this was just the common cold,” Wendy Parmet, a Northeastern University law professor who specializes in health care and bioethics, told Stat News.

  • Without A Statewide Stay-At-Home Mandate, Florida Braces For COVID-19 Wave

    NPR -- 03/27/2020

    Samuel Scarpino’s working with a group at Northeastern University that’s modeling the pandemic.

  • Could we really end the coronavirus crisis in two weeks if we stopped all interaction? Sorry, no. Here’s why

    Boston Globe -- 03/27/2020

    But it wasn’t 14 days, it was more like two months before things really started to come back to normal,” said Samuel Scarpino, an assistant professor at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute, who is studying the pandemic using mathematical and computational modeling.

  • You’ve Tested Positive for COVID-19. Who Has a Right to Know?

    Time -- 03/26/2020

    In some instances, people can sue others for making them sick, explains Aziza Ahmed, a professor of law at Northeastern University. …

  • Meet the International Team Mapping the Real-Time Spread of the Coronavirus

    Vice -- 03/26/2020

    “We didn’t necessarily anticipate in early January that this was going to become a pandemic,” said Samuel Scarpino, an assistant professor at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute and a member of the collaboration team.

  • What Are The Legal Implications Of Gov. Baker’s Emergency Coronavirus Orders?

    WGBH -- 03/26/2020

    WGBH Morning Edition host Joe Mathieu spoke with Northeastern University law professor and WGBH News legal analyst Daniel Medwed on Tuesday to learn more about how officials plan to craft and enforce the advisory.

  • Trump Wants to Reopen America ‘By Easter.’ But That’s (Mostly) Up to the States, Not the President

    Time -- 03/26/2020

    Under the U.S. Constitution, states have “an inherent power to take actions to protect the health and wellbeing” of their residents, says Wendy E. Parmet, director of the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University.

  • Meet the International Team Mapping the Real-Time Spread of the Coronavirus

    Vice -- 03/26/2020

    “We didn’t necessarily anticipate in early January that this was going to become a pandemic,” said Samuel Scarpino, an assistant professor at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute and a member of the collaboration team.

  • Is ‘social distancing’ the wrong term? Expert prefers ‘physical distancing,’ and the WHO agrees.

    The Washington Post -- 03/26/2020

    The government, media organizations and meme creators have all embraced the term “social distancing” when discussing how to stem the coronavirus pandemic. But Daniel Aldrich, a professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University, is concerned that the term is misleading and that its widespread usage could be counterproductive. The World Health Organization has come to the same conclusion. Last week, it started using the term Aldrich prefers: “physical distancing.”…

  • Virus Rules Let Construction Workers Keep Building Luxury Towers

    The New York Times -- 03/25/2020

    Construction sites are particularly dynamic workplaces, with new workers coming and going all the time, greatly increasing the number of people who come in contact with one another, said Jack Dennerlein, a professor at Northeastern University whose research includes health and safety issues in the construction industry.