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Employment and Earnings Situation Two Years after the COVID-19 Outbreak

Two years ago, in late March and early April 2020, a public health response was initiatedin attempt to help control the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which had beenconfirmed to have reached the United States by January 2020. As part of this initial response,state governments issued varying degrees of “stay-at-home” orders in attempt to […]

Employment Effect of the COVID-19 Outbreak and Our Public Health Response

A pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person to person that originated in China was confirmed to have reached the United States by January 2020. This respiratory disease is caused by a novel coronavirus and has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 poses a […]

Disability Evaluation – Distinguishing Disability and Impairment

It is now widely recognized that work, or vocational, disability is a complex construct that must be assessed from a biopsychosocial (rather than biomedical) perspective that considers both medical and non-medical factors.  Despite this recognition, an individual’s degree of vocational disability, and thus his or her return-to-work potential, is often equated to the severity of […]