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Stuart Shapiro, Ph.D. contributed to The Hill: Vaccines halt and effective public policy (4/15/21) and CDC guidance on school openings (2/19/21)

Associate Dean of Faculty

Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy


February 19, 2021 -The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance last week on the necessary conditions for opening schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines address one of the most excruciating debates of the past year. The debate over our schools involves health risks, educational priorities, and income disparities that hit home for a large percentage of Americans.

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April 15, 2021-This week, the Food and Drug Administration called for a halt in the administration of the single dose vaccine for COVID-19 manufactured by Johnson and Johnson. The halt was ascribed to the rare incidence of blood clots that could potentially be related to the vaccine. The decision comes in part as a result of the way public health experts look at public policy problems.

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(Source: The Hill, 2/19/21 and 4/15/21)

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