A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down: A Brief History of Compulsory Vaccination

COVID-19, Exploring HeinOnline, Government Documents, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Medicine, State Reports: A Historical Archive, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Supreme Court
Stephanie Ruesch

Vaccination efforts against COVID-19 are underway across the world. In the United States, two vaccines have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use, one developed by Moderna and one by Pfizer-BioNTech. Limitations on the amount of available doses have led the Centers for Disease Control to provide recommendations on who should be vaccinated first, but eventually the general public will be able to receive the vaccine. Its widespread availability will naturally lead to questions for both the public and for policy makers on whether vaccination against COVID-19 will be a requirement to board a plane, return to school, attend a concert…

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Major Database Enhancement! COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present

COVID-19, Exploring HeinOnline, HeinOnline Updates, Medicine, What's New
Tara Kibler

In August, HeinOnline released COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law free to all Core subscription packages, empowering users with factual information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its global effects.

This database compiled hundreds of publications from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO), analyzing the various ways COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of life, from testing issues in the medical field to unemployment and economic impact.

Now, the addition of more than 530 titles and nearly 50,000 pages has necessitated an expansion of this database. Users will now find a new Past Pandemics subcollection added to their database subscription, bringing together a multitude of government documents and reports from recent public health history that evaluate the current situation within the context of other past global health crises…

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Research These 5 Key Issues Before Casting Your Vote in the Upcoming Presidential Election

COVID-19, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Gun Regulation and Legislation in America, Immigration, International Trade, Political Science, Women and the Law
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The 2020 presidential election has proven to be the most debated, divisive, and important election of our time. No matter which side you are leaning towards, there are key topics that each voter should be educated on when casting their vote, either by mail or in-person in the next 2 weeks. Let’s take a look at where each candidate stands on 5 key issues, and how to research these topics using HeinOnline.

1. COVID-19

Dedicated HeinOnline Database: COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues and Law

One of the hottest topics on the table for the 2020 election is the current global pandemic…

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NEW DATABASE! COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law

COVID-19, Exploring HeinOnline, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Tara Kibler

Back in March, we wrote a blog on the new and mysterious COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2. The blog was published just two days after the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and at the time of the post, only 135,000 people had been infected.

Little did we know how life as the world knew it would be upended and redefined.

A Disease Goes Global

It was soon discovered that COVID-19 could rapidly progress from mild cold and flu symptoms to severe respiratory distress requiring intubation and, at times, causing organ failure or death…

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Medicine and Law: FREE COVID-19 Themed Issue Now Available

COVID-19, Current Events, Law Journal Library, Medicine
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Medicine and Law

The Official Journal of the World Association for Medical Law

Volume 39, Issue No. 2

We are pleased to offer a special COVID-19 issue of Medicine and Law FREE to our HeinOnline community. The Hein Company and the World Association for Medical Law recognize that this unprecedented crisis has greatly affected everyone, and we are compelled to provide credible information and resources.

About the Issue: The COVID-19 Pandemic

The cancellation of the 2020 World Congress on Medical Law resulted in the June issue of Medicine and Law becoming a time capsule which contemporaneously reviewed the first six months of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Defense Production Act

American History, COVID-19, Exploring HeinOnline, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by investigating the passage of the Defense Production Act, a critical piece of Cold War legislation now relevant to the current COVID-19 situation in America.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.

The United States Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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Global Pandemics: An Exploration of Coronavirus and Past Outbreaks

American History, COVID-19, Foreign Affairs, Law Journal Library, Medicine, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

In December 2019, Wuhan City in the Hubei province of China reported a group of nearly 30 pneumonia cases. In early January of this year, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the cause for many of the cases had been detected—a novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, a virus that causes the respiratory disease now deemed COVID-19.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, coronaviruses are a collection of viruses found in people and various animal species. Though rare, the outbreak of three known diseases—MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and COVID-19—has demonstrated that it is possible for animal coronaviruses to spread to people…

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