Professors Van Tassel, Hoffman publish on vaccine injury compensation in New England Journal of Medicine

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Visiting Professor Katharine Van Tassel and Professor Sharona Hoffman, co-director of the Law-Medicine Center, were published on Jan. 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine with co-author Carmel Shachar, executive director of Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center. 

The article, “Covid-19 Vaccine Injuries — Preventing Inequities in Compensation,” analyzes how the injury compensation system that operates during public health emergencies can exacerbate health and economic disparities.