Prof. Christopher Adolph contributes to the discussion regarding the possibility of confusion in a response to COVID case increase and the smooth transfer of policies from the federal government.
"Not long after the world learned that President Donald Trump had lost his reelection bid, states began issuing a new round of crackdowns and emergency declarations against the surging coronavirus...President-elect Joe Biden has promised a more unified national effort once he takes office on Jan. 20, and pressure is building on Congress to pass a new financial relief package. But with record hospitalizations and new cases, many governors have decided they can’t afford to wait."
"Christopher Adolph, an associate professor at the University of Washington, and his team with the university’s COVID-19 State Policy Project have been studying states’ responses to the pandemic. Some states have made a show of taking action, without much substance behind it...We’re not seeing enough clear, broadly communicated, well-stated, unambiguous policies....”