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  • A year into COVID, states debate public health shutdown powers

    Salon - 04/29/2021

    Public health has, to some extent, become “yet another of America’s endless political battlegrounds,” said Wendy Parmet, who directs the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law. “We fight, politically, everything from Dr. Seuss to Covid,” she said. “What has happened is that in many states, as a result of this, legislatures are rushing to consider and enact measures to reduce the governor’s authority.”

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