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Monnat speaks about the negative effects of Coronavirus on rural areas

Shannon Monnat was interviewed for the KCUR 89.3 radio show in Kansas City, MO to talk about the rural health crisis in relation to Coronavirus. A majority of rural counties in Kansas and Missouri do not have the proper health care resources for critically ill patients, which forces patients to find care in larger cities.…

Faculty Affiliate Scott Landes Interviewed for NYT Article

Scott Landes was interviewed for this New York Times article: Developmental Disabilities Raise Risk of Covid Death. The article cites a new study that finds those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are three times more likely to die of COVID19. Landes addresses these findings: “Historically, it’s been a challenge for this population to receive good…

Monnat quoted in Vox about COVID19 and the economy

Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat is quoted in this Vox article titled, Exit polls suggest significant polarization about the pandemic and its economic fallout. Monnat says, “If we want people to feel comfortable enough to go back out to bars and restaurants, to travel, and to send their kids to school, we need to see a…

Lerner Affiliate Madonna Harrington Meyer quoted in Houston Chronicle

Lerner Faculty Affiliate and University Professor, Madonna Harrington Meyer, spoke with the Houston Chronicle about grandparents’ continuous responsibility to care for their grandchildren as the pandemic continues. Read the article, Sewing: Grandparents a lifeline for the endless duties of pandemic life.

Monnat talks to Vice about Amazon Tracking Opioid Use in US

Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat is quoted in this Vice article about Amazon tracking opioid usage throughout the country as a way to strategize their expansion. Monnat shares, “This is news to me, and it’s disturbing. I asked around to other drug experts I know, and none of them knew this was happening. I am a…

Monnat quoted in CNN article about issues with 2020 Census

There have been a number of challenges with collecting census data this year, including tech issues, a shortened deadline, and the coronavirus. Lerner Chair Shannon Monnat speaks to the importance of good quality census data in this CNN article. She says, “The Census is the most important data in our country. Census data matter more…