The National Mask Mandate: Is it enforceable?

By Osmond Ekwueme When Joe Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, he spoke of his national plan to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Part of that plan, he said, was a national mask mandate. “We’ll have a national mandate to wear…

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Pandemics Should Not Be Political

By Osy Ekwueme There is nothing cowardly about choosing caution in the face of a pandemic. Since early spring, newspaper headlines and top stories on nightly newscasts have been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these stories have been cautionary in tone, sharing the best advice experts have at…

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Global health and absence of America’s leadership

By Osmund Agbo Baring a change in America’s leadership after November 3rd presidential election, the country is set to exit the World Health Organization (WHO) effective July 6, 2021. The Trump administration earlier this week, notified both the US Congress and the United Nations, announcing the decision to begin the…

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