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Economist Depicts Pandemic’s Pinch on Higher Education & the Average Family
May 19, 2020

Colleges and universities and average families are all feeling the financial pinch from the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts are dramatic. Dr. Richard Vedder, emeritus distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University, outlines, for the Spectrum P

Washington Coping with Fear on Multiple Fronts says TIME Correspondent
May 12, 2020

Almost every aspect of government and certainly the legislative and executive branches are addressing multiple aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic from medical protocols and providing medical supplies to economic devastation. Some view the partisan pull abo

Will Colleges and Universities Have Students on Campus This Fall? – Criteria
May 05, 2020

Colleges and universities across the country are trying to anticipate how to handle their students this fall. Will they teach remotely or have students back on campus for in-person instruction? Will there be hybrids of partly remote instruction and partl

Opening the Country Safely Without Politics Is Wish of Frontline Doctor
April 28, 2020

There are valid arguments for opening the country after the COVID-19 shutdowns. But those actions must be tempered by good medical data and with the safety of people being foremost, says Dr. Todd Fredrick, Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the H

The Survival of Local News Media is a ‘Race Against Time’
April 22, 2020

Local news outlets are being used more than ever by people during the Coronavirus pandemic. However, these local outlets are struggling for financial survival and many are losing the battle. For the past month, major news outlets such as The New York Tim

Public Health Doctors Play a Major Role in Coronavirus Battle at Grassroots
April 15, 2020

While most of the focus, during this time of crisis, has been on our major metropolitan areas and big-city hospitals, state public health officials and local county health commissioners have been working overtime to make sure we are as safe as possible.

Trust is the Most Important Element in Good Crisis Communication
April 07, 2020

In any type of crisis, disaster or peril, trust is the most important element in successful crisis communications to the public. This is according to John Born, who has had more than 30 years of experience in crisis communication. Born served as the dir

Primary Care Physicians are on the Frontline of Battle against COVID-19
March 24, 2020

While we concentrate on medical pandemic experts and public health officials for prognostications about the Coronavirus pandemic, primary care physicians are often on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19. They frequently go unnoticed by the pundi

Honesty and Transparency are the Basics We Expect from Leaders: Expert Says
March 17, 2020

When we are in times of crisis, we look to our leaders nationally, statewide and locally to provide us with guidance on how we will make it through the crisis and arrive safely on the other side. At the foundation of what we expect from leadership is hone

Health Care & Health Costs Expected to Dominate 2020 Presidential Election
March 04, 2020

Health care will be one of the main issues facing Presidential candidates in the 2020 Election, according to Dr. Daniel Skinner, a political scientist and health policy professor at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University. People a