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The O'Neill Institute's Andrés Constantin and Oscar Cabrera wrote an article on ethical issues around how free speech protections for corporations have contributed to commercialization of unhealthy foods. It was published in a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, for which Cabrera…

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Global health law experts at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law published a report detailing how issues regarding national sovereignty may impact negotiations around the new international pandemic instrument.

After the Global Health Security Conference, Rebecca Katz (Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security) and colleagues drafted the Singapore Statement on Global Health Security.
Cover of Lawrence Gostin's new book, which features a world map superimposed over a mask

The O'Neill Institute's Lawrence Gostin is the author of the new Global Health Security: A Blueprint for the Future, a book which addresses the role that policy, health systems, and global institutions play in detecting and responding to public health crises.

Microscopic image of SARS-2-CoV, pictured in blue

The Royal Society article "The future of zoonotic risk prediction" reviews technologies for surveillance of zoonotic diseases to detect and prevent future infectious threats. Georgetown-affiliated co-authors include Colin Carlson, Alexandra Phelan, Angela Rasmussen, Greg Albery, Sam Halabi, Rebecca…

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Writing for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog, Renu Singh and Mara Pillinger discuss HIV Policy Lab research that finds that Russia, despite already adopting some HIV prevention measures, is still hesitant to do more as political disagreements threaten the implementation of further safeguards.

Packaged foods on the shelves of a grocery store

Affiliates of the O'Neill Institute wrote an article published in the BioMed Central journal about the role of package labeling in increasing rates of diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The authors advocate for better front-of-package warnings.

Scanning electron microscope image of an HIV-infected T cell, courtesy of NIAID

Georgetown's HIV Policy Lab recently produced a report that was reprinted by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. The featured piece, titled "Policy Barriers to HIV Progress," discussed translating HIV scientific advances to law and policy.

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In BMJ the O'Neill Institute's Matthew Kavanagh and colleagues discuss their recommendations for addressing COVID-19 and preventing another pandemic, including equitable policymaking, capacity strengthening, and a new pandemic treaty.

Woman in church wearing a face mask and praying with her hands outstretched

How do religious communities contribute—both positively and less so—to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? For the last year the Berkley Center's Religious Responses to COVID-19 project has addressed this question through research, commentary, and dialogue involving faith actors and development leaders.

This is an old man wearing a light blue mask.

Researchers from several departments at Georgetown recently co-authored an article on "Approaching 'Elective' Surgery in the Era of COVID-19" in the Journal of Hand Surgery, in which they propose an ethical framework for prioritizing elective surgery during the pandemic.

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Matthew Kavanagh and Mara Pillinger of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law co-authored an article on how longitudinal legal data are used for comparative analysis and proposed that global policy surveillance should be involved in core global public health…

This is a thermometer showing very high temperature: 41 degrees centigrade or 106 degrees Fahrenheit.

Colin J. Carlson (Center for Global Health Science and Security) and Shweta Bansal (Department of Biology) recently co-authored a “Comment” in Nature Communications discussing misconceptions about weather and seasonality's influence on COVID-19 transmission, emphasizing that this should not misguide