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Media Mention May 12, 2020

What our post-pandemic future looks like

Economists, investors and CEOs on how the coronavirus has forever changed the world. LBJ's James Galbraith weighs in: "The right model is that of the treatment of inter-allied war debts after World War II: They were canceled, because dealing

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Media Mention May 12, 2020

Coronavirus school shutdowns could worsen achievement gap

Experts say school systems will need to be flexible whenever schools restart and should be willing to allow some children to repeat a grade. LBJ's Paul von Hippel sees the potential problems that could arise from an extended lockdown. "Unlike

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Media Mention May 12, 2020

With no coronavirus cases, Travis County Jail stands out — but some are skeptical

LBJ's Michele Deitch talks about the preventative measures enacted in the Travis County Jail in February — which have made a big difference in keeping inmates infection-free to this point. "By all accounts, Travis County was proactive very

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Media Mention May 11, 2020

When coronavirus strikes: One month later, no sign of respite at jail in San Antonio

At last count, about 1 of 6 positive COVID-19 diagnoses in Bexar County could be traced to the downtown lockup. LBJ's Michele Deitch discusses the problems with trying to stop an outbreak's spread after the fact. "Implementing mass testing

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Media Mention May 11, 2020

Inmates, families fear worst for Fort Worth federal prison 'consumed' by coronavirus

As of May 11, 636 inmates at Federal Medical Center Fort Worth — 43 percent of the total population — tested positive for coronavirus. LBJ's Michele Deitch talks about the difficulties in keeping disease from spreading in close quarters. "If it

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Media Mention May 11, 2020

Covid-19 school closings may spur childhood obesity, experts warn

LBJ's Paul von Hippel is among the experts who discuss the potential for childhood obesity that could arise from kids being away from school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Media Mention May 9, 2020

Grieder: Gov. Abbott needs to keep focus on public health, not political distractions

LBJ's Don Kettl talks with columnist Erica Greider (MPAff '11) about leadership during crisis in her column assessing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's recent decisions. "I've talked to a lot with people who have managed disasters," he said. "The

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Media Mention May 8, 2020

Lack of COVID-19 testing in California jails sets up 'perfect storm' for outbreak, experts warn

LBJ's Michele Deitch talks about the critical need for prison oversight during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We have to find other ways to enhance transparency about what's going on behind the walls, and one of the best ways to do that is through

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Media Mention May 6, 2020

$2.2 trillion stimulus is a life jacket, not a rescue boat for states and cities

Prior to COVID-19, the budgets of at least a few municipalities and many states were taking on water, write LBJ's Martin Luby and former LBJ Professor Michael Granof. Today, state and local governments face an imminent fiscal tsunami thanks to

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Media Mention May 5, 2020

Texans brace for a COVID-19 'explosion' just days after reopening

Prisons. Meat plants. Nursing homes. And nowhere near enough testing to know how bad the coronavirus problem is. "In prisons and jails, the spread is like wildfire," said LBJ's Michele Deitch. "And almost certainly the number of prisoners with

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