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Lauren Weber

Lauren Weber

Lauren Weber, Midwest correspondent for Kaiser Health News, writes about the public health challenges, supply chain scrambles, rural health ramifications, and equity issues associated with the covid-19 pandemic from her hometown of St. Louis.

Conservative blocs unleash litigation to curb public health powers

By: and - July 19, 2022

Through a wave of pandemic-related litigation, a trio of small but mighty conservative legal blocs has rolled back public health authority at the local, state and federal levels, recasting America’s future battles against infectious diseases. Galvanized by what they’ve characterized as an overreach of COVID-19-related health orders issued amid the pandemic, lawyers from the three […]