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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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.”

Bill Gets Treatments to Sick Patients Faster

U.S. Senators introduced a bill that would create a provisional pathway to get treatments to patients faster, especially as patients facing life-threatening illnesses continue to hope for effective drugs to treat their conditions.

Poll Shows Americans are Bullied into Silence on Political Issues

“People think, why would they want to risk losing friends, losing their job, or suffer economic punishment just by weighing in on political matters, so they just disengage,”

Americans Are Bullied into Silence on Political Issues, Poll Shows

“People think, why would they want to risk losing friends, losing their job, or suffer economic punishment just by weighing in on political matters, so they just disengage,”

COVID Will Worsen M.D. Residency Shortage, Study Finds

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting additional stress on the program that matches medical school graduates to residency programs, further straining the supply of trained physicians, a new study finds.

States Impose Fines for Not Wearing Masks

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order on July 10 making it a misdemeanor not to wear a facial covering in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces. Violators are subject to a $500 fine. Businesses are required to enforce the order or risk license suspension.

Medicaid Decreases Life Expectancy, Report Finds

“Ultimately, the enormous outlays of economic resources plowed into Medicaid expansion likely could have been used in a variety of ways to better improve the economic well-being and health of Americans”

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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