Category: covid-19

March 15, 2021

Hate has no place in the fight against COVID-19

Last March, before there had been a single case of COVID-19 reported in the State of Ohio there were already disturbing signs that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were being targeted for abuse and hate crimes. At the time I wrote to my colleagues that “as the coronavirus has spread, there have been increased reports...

March 12, 2021

When will I get my stimulus check? And other questions about the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

By: Loren Anthes, Fellow, William C. and Elizabeth M. Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde Fellow Emily Campbell, Associate Director, Senior Fellow, Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research Hope Lane, Public Policy & External Affairs Associate On March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021...

March 8, 2021

The COVID recession: A tale of two recoveries

What do the letters W, U, V, Z and L have in common? They are all ways to describe the shape of an economic recovery based on trends of the gross domestic product (GDP). A recession is usually defined by two quarters in a row of negative GDP growth. A new letter has been introduced...

February 25, 2021

Federally Qualified Health Centers key to racial equity in COVID-19 vaccine access

By: Kate Warren, Loren Anthes More than 1.4 million Ohioans have now received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine distribution was sure to be challenging from the very beginning, with demand far exceeding supply, a history of underfunding in Ohio’s public health system and states being able to decide where and...

February 5, 2021

Ohio to receive an increase in vaccine supply. 62,588 COVID-19 cases, 1,228 deaths

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on February 5, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. We know that access to business is one of the things that’s unequal throughout our community. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the weekly briefing on February 5 with an update...

February 2, 2021

Governor DeWine introduces 2022-23 executive budget

Governor Mike DeWine introduced the second state budget of his term on February 1. DeWine highlighted the ways his administration’s proposal to utilize one-time federal dollars to buoy the economy and support infrastructure will help the state navigate its way out of the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. The budget includes continued support for many...

January 27, 2021

County to work with 2-1-1 on a COVID vaccine hotline. 57,511 COVID-19 cases, 1,449 deaths

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on January 22, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the weekly briefing on January 22 with a coronavirus vaccine update. Beginning the week of January 18, residents aged 80 and older were eligible for...