Kelsey Hackem

Kelsey E. Hackem is a freelance writer based in Washington state. She has experience litigating cases to advance and protect property rights, taxpayer and entrepreneur rights, parental rights, and search and seizure at a non-profit law firm in Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her J.D. from Villanova University.
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Vaccines May Not End Lockdowns

Despite optimism that the COVID-19 vaccine will bring back a normal life, public health officials warn that lockdowns and other social distancing measures will remain in place.

Vaccine Distribution Gets Off to a Slow Start

 “Fortunately, with our federalist system, we have 51 different central plans, and in some states, they devolve central planning to even more local governmental agencies.”

Developing World Struggles with Pandemic and Lockdowns

Reports published this fall show that the lockdowns have put millions of people into extreme poverty, the first increase in 20 years.

Sweden Finds a Better Way for Tackling COVID-19

“When people are not coerced, receive rational recommendations, and get good information, they tend to cooperate. Sweden also asked people to work from home when possible, and many Swedes did so.”

Fewer Britons Expected to Survive Cancer Due to Health Care Rationing

Britons missed more cancer screenings and face lower cancer survival rates due to the U.K. National Health Service’s handling of COVID-19, a new study reports.

Last Few States Allow Gyms to Reopen, with Restrictions

Eight fitness centers in Washington state were fined more than $77,000 for violating executive orders, according to an August 5 report in the Seattle Times.

States Protect Businesses from COVID-19 Lawsuits

“This is especially important now when many businesses, particularly small businesses, have been hit hard by the pandemic-driven downturn and associated lockdowns.”

Low-Cost Steroid Gets Attention for Preventing COVID-19 Complications

“Anything that reduces the inflammation in the lungs is helpful. Thus inhaled steroids make sense.”

COVID Treatment Costs Exceed $12,000 Per Patient

The average hospitalization bill for a COVID-19 patient is $12,489 and the total national cost for inpatient hospitalizations will range from $9.6 billion to $16.9 billion in 2020, a new study finds.

Lockdowns Are Making More Adults Suicidal, Vulnerable to Non-COVID Death, CDC Figures Show

“Quarantine policies during the COVID-19 pandemic have created a burden of social isolation, a burden which falls most heavily on patients of limited economic means, cognitive impairment, and chronic psychotic illness.”

Kelsey Hackem

Kelsey E. Hackem is a freelance writer based in Washington state. She has experience litigating cases to advance and protect property rights, taxpayer and entrepreneur rights, parental rights, and search and seizure at a non-profit law firm in Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her J.D. from Villanova University.

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Vaccines May Not End Lockdowns

Despite optimism that the COVID-19 vaccine will bring back a normal life, public health officials warn that lockdowns and other social distancing measures will remain in place.

Vaccine Distribution Gets Off to a Slow Start

 “Fortunately, with our federalist system, we have 51 different central plans, and in some states, they devolve central planning to even more local governmental agencies.”

Developing World Struggles with Pandemic and Lockdowns

Reports published this fall show that the lockdowns have put millions of people into extreme poverty, the first increase in 20 years.

Sweden Finds a Better Way for Tackling COVID-19

“When people are not coerced, receive rational recommendations, and get good information, they tend to cooperate. Sweden also asked people to work from home when possible, and many Swedes did so.”

Fewer Britons Expected to Survive Cancer Due to Health Care Rationing

Britons missed more cancer screenings and face lower cancer survival rates due to the U.K. National Health Service’s handling of COVID-19, a new study reports.

Last Few States Allow Gyms to Reopen, with Restrictions

Eight fitness centers in Washington state were fined more than $77,000 for violating executive orders, according to an August 5 report in the Seattle Times.

States Protect Businesses from COVID-19 Lawsuits

“This is especially important now when many businesses, particularly small businesses, have been hit hard by the pandemic-driven downturn and associated lockdowns.”

Low-Cost Steroid Gets Attention for Preventing COVID-19 Complications

“Anything that reduces the inflammation in the lungs is helpful. Thus inhaled steroids make sense.”

COVID Treatment Costs Exceed $12,000 Per Patient

The average hospitalization bill for a COVID-19 patient is $12,489 and the total national cost for inpatient hospitalizations will range from $9.6 billion to $16.9 billion in 2020, a new study finds.

Lockdowns Are Making More Adults Suicidal, Vulnerable to Non-COVID Death, CDC Figures Show

“Quarantine policies during the COVID-19 pandemic have created a burden of social isolation, a burden which falls most heavily on patients of limited economic means, cognitive impairment, and chronic psychotic illness.”