Forty million people live in poverty in the United States, a reality at odds with our great wealth and espoused principles. Health inequities, including dramatically decreased life expectancies and severe illness for Black Americans, as well as increasing deaths from despair in rural white America from suicide, drug overdoses, and environmental toxins signify immense suffering… Read more
A central mandate of the ADA is to make the goods of society accessible to people with disabilities and overcome their segregation in civil society through reasonable accommodation that allows them to go to work, live with their neighbors, and avoid institutionalization. But let’s not delude ourselves with historic sentimentality as disability law is placed under tremendous stress by the pandemic.
BIOETHICS FORUM ESSAY
(NEW YORK) Hastings Center President Mildred Z. Solomon issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest statement on re-opening schools during the pandemic: The CDC has urged reopening schools, a recommendation based on politics, not science. It is unethical to suggest reopening schools without creating the conditions for them… Read more
Forty million people live in poverty in the United States, a reality at odds with our great wealth and espoused principles. Health inequities, including dramatically decreased life expectancies and severe illness for Black Americans, as well as increasing deaths in rural white America from suicide and drug overdoses, signify immense suffering among millions of Americans.… Read more
I knew that being a foster parent would be demanding, but I was unprepared for the extent of the challenges, which were exacerbated by the pandemic.
Disparate health outcomes for people of color and the poor have been recognized for decades, but the pandemic has made them inescapably visible. Visible too is the racism that accounts for the cruelty witnessed as millions watched George Floyd’s murder. We know the social causes of these inequities and the policies that could address them.… Read more
Language used to describe the response to the pandemic can illuminate, and it can distort. Here I focus on language that obfuscates thinking about the pandemic. As the death toll mounted in New York City in April, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was reported to have declared, “Ventilators are to this war what bombs were… Read more
While school districts around the country are planning whether and how to hold in-person classes in September, “society’s commitment to children has gone largely unmentioned,” write Hastings Center research scholars Carolyn P. Neuhaus and Josephine Johnston in The Hill.
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