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The Health Policy Domain tracks and reports on policies that deal with women’s health, the Affordable Care Act, Head Start, child care and child support services, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and federal food and drug policy. This domain tracks policies emanating from the White House, the department of Health and Human Services, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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How Much Should You Walk for Good Health?

Brief #133 – Health and Gender Policy
By S. Bhimji

There is no question that walking is a good form of exercise. Not only is it free but it is safe. But how much walking is adequate for good health? Talk to ten fitness experts and one will most likely get 50 different answers. Today there are all types of gadgets that can monitor the number of steps you walk and the time it takes. Exercise fanatics have been tracking their steps for decades but a definitive daily goal has never been stated based on scientific evidence.

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Monitoring of Virtual Workers: Is it Legal?

Brief #132 – Health & Gender Policy
By S. Bhimji

Because the Covid pandemic has not ended, millions of Americans still continue to work from home. And in many cases, their companies are supplying the computers and even paying for the home internet costs. But employees should not feel elated or special; the reason companies are providing the latest PCs to employees for virtual work from home is because they can be monitored. 

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Should a Mental Health Assessment be a Requisite for a US Presidency?

Brief #131 – Health and Gender Policy
By S Bhimji

The presidency of Donald Trump was an eye-opener for not only Americans but the entire world. Within the first few months of the presidency, Trump proved to everyone that even mentally challenged people can become leaders of the most powerful country on the planet; but whether they could govern is another matter.

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The Fake Covid Card Marketplace

Brief #130 – Health & Gender Policy
By S. Bhimji

The pressure is now on the unvaccinated individuals. Many workplaces, restaurants, entertainment centers, hotels, the travel industry, and government offices are requiring mandatory vaccination for both employees and people who use their facilities. And like all things American, there is a thriving black market for fake vaccination cards.

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Abortion is No Longer a Criminal Act in Mexico

Brief #129 – Health & Gender
By S Bhimji

Just a few days ago, the Mexican Supreme court ruled that women in the Northern State of Coahuila should not be prosecuted for terminating a pregnancy. 

For much of Mexico’s history, abortion has been restricted in most parts of the nation. But this move by the Mexican Supreme court is of historic significance as it advances the rights of women.

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SCOTUS Refuses to Ban the Texas Abortion Law

Brief #128 – Health & Gender
By S Bhimji

The topic of abortion has always been a contentious issue in the USA. In a recent Gallup poll that asked participants about the legality of abortion, 46% described themselves are pro-choice and 49% as pro-life. So no matter what decision the state or federal government makes, a significant number of people are going to be disappointed. 

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Supreme Court Overrules CDC on Issue of Eviction Moratoriums

Brief #127 – Health and Gender
By S. Bhimji

During the 2020 Covid pandemic millions of people lost their jobs and hundreds of thousands of businesses had to close; this led to a fear that if tenants did not pay their rent, mass evictions would follow. By Sept 2020, there were close to 22 million renters at risk for eviction and a separate census in July 2021 indicated that at least 7 million households had difficulty paying rent and were at risk for eviction.

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What Have We Learned from Posting Police in Schools?

Brief #126 – Health & Gender
By S Bhimji

While much of the interest these days has been on the Covid-19 infections, with schools about to open, another topic also of great interest is the over-policing of schools. There are some who argue that we are over-policing the schools and that instead of having more police, we may be better off having more support staff and mental health therapists on board. 

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The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Brief #125 – Health & Gender
By S. Bhimji

Most Americans have no idea that there is a federal National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). This program has become very relevant recently because the government is urging all American adults to get the Covid vaccine. Rarely some people may develop an adverse reaction to a vaccine in an adult or a child and they may turn to the NVICP for monetary compensation.

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