News Tip: Legal, Medical Experts Available to Discuss Biden Vaccine Mandate

News Tip: Legal, Medical Experts Available to Discuss Biden Vaccine Mandate

Summary: President Biden on Thursday is expected to announce vaccine mandates for the majority of federal employees and contractors, and for companies with more than 100 employees, to help combat COVID-19. The following Duke University professors are available to comment before and after the speech, which is slated to start at 5 p.m. ET.

Legal

Dan Bowling
Dan Bowling, a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University’s School of Law, specializes in labor and employment law. He can discuss current federal guidance regarding the rights of private employers to require vaccines; rules regarding public sector employees; the role of state unemployment law; actions against mask mandates; and the status of key pending lawsuits over vaccine requirements.
https://law.duke.edu/fac/bowling

For additional comment, contact Dan Bowling at:
dabowling@gmail.com

Medical

Krishna Udayakumar, M.D.
Quotes:

“The domestic response and global response are part of the same response. A global pandemic requires a global plan of attack,” says Dr. Krishna Udayakumar, M.D., an associate professor of global health and medicine at Duke University.

We are at an inflection point with the global pandemic. A global summit is urgently needed to bring world leaders together to commit to clear goals and actions to end the pandemic. Leadership by the U.S., and President Biden, will be critical for the global response.”

Bio
Krishna Udayakumar, M.D.

Dr. Krishna Udayakumar is an associate professor of global health and medicine at Duke. He directs the Duke Global Health Innovation Center, which has been monitoring efforts to vaccinate the world’s population against COVID-19.
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/people/udayakumar-krishna

For additional comment, contact Dr. Krishna Udayakumar at:
ku@duke.edu


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