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Has the Coronavirus Revealed a “Dark Side” of Federalism?

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Rebecca L. Haffajee and Michelle M. Mello write that the coronavirus has exposed major weaknesses in the nation’s federalist system of public health governance. They argue that the varying responses to the outbreak demonstrate “the dark side of federalism” because federalism “encourages a patchwork response to epidemics.” Read more here.