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The Importance of Intellectual Property Protections in Fighting Pandemics

The proposal to extend the IP waiver under the TRIPS Agreement for COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics would worsen the burden on innovators and have disastrous consequences for the American Southwest and the nation.

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COVID Recovery: How is the American Southwest Doing?

States throughout the region boast a wide disparity of economic recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic.

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Quietly Rescinds Some Emergency Orders

While the emergency was originally instituted with much fanfare, the executive orders are being quietly rescinded.

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Did School Closures Impact Education In New Mexico?

New Mexico suffered from some of the most draconian pandemic-related school closures in the country: how did this impact educational outcomes? On Tuesday, Esteban Candelaria, a staff writer with the Albuquerque Journal, reported on delays in academic assessment reporting from the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). While data from SAT testing will be made […]

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Post-Pandemic, Utah’s Unemployment Rate Recovery Tops The Charts

According to WalletHub’s latest report, post-pandemic, Utah’s unemployment rate has recovered more than any other state in the nation. Source: WalletHub In order to identify the states whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most, personal finance website WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on six key metrics that compare unemployment […]

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Latest School Closures Make The Case For School Choice

Earlier this week, more than ten school districts around New Mexico, including Santa Fe Public Schools, have returned to remote learning. These closures follow trends in blue-state urban centers like Chicago where the Chicago Teachers Union announced a remote work action following winter break. While the union’s actions amounted to a legally questionable strike, 63% […]