Sheldon Howard Jacobson Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

In the News (2021)

(31 December 2021, Yahoo News, Michael Martin) “Places “swarming” with COVID, experts say.” quotes Jacobson from his CNBC interview.

(27 December 2021) “Op-Ed: Air travel under attack by omicron.” Published in The Hill.

(23 December 2021, CNN, Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Brian Todd) “Health experts urge air travelers to take precautions to avoid omicron.” quotes Jacobson on air travel risk.

(23 December 2021) “Op-Ed: NHL, other professional leagues imploding with COVID-19.” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(21 December 2021, CNBC, Monica Pitrelli) “Rethinking your travel plans?  If you go, experts offer 4 pieces of advice” quotes Jacobson on air travel risks and precautions.   See also

·        (22 December 2021, Business Insider, Catherine Shuster-Bruce) “Omicron could at least double the risk of catching COVID-19 on a flight, airline industry medical expert says

·        (23 December 2021, Marca US News) “Christmas air travel 2021: Is Covid-19 going to cause delays on your travels this holidays?”

·        (23 December 2021, DNA India) “Omicron increases risk of catching COVID-19 in airplanes? Medical advisor to major airlines says this.” 

(21 December 2021, University of Illinois News Bureau) “Models predict optimal airplane seating for reduced viral transmission,” features research by J. Pavlik, I, Ludden, and Jacobson that describes how aerosol transmission on airplanes and the use of face masks impacts passenger risk on airplanes.  Their research was published in the Journal of Air Transport Management.

·        (27 December 2021, Health Day, Robert Preidt) “Science shows safest plane seating to cut COVID spread.” Also appeared in US News, UPI, Wisconsin State Journal, Richmond Times-Dispatch,  Northwest Indiana Times, Tulsa World, Roanoke Times, Kingsport Times News, Montana Standard, Casper Star Tribune, Lincoln Journal Star. St. Louis Post Dispatch, Arizona Daily Star, and many others.

·        (30 December 2021, Illinois Radio, Kim Howard) “New study out of U of I looks at the best ways to prevent COVID-19 transmission on airplanes

·        (3 January 2022, KNewz, Nick Dimengo) “Where’s the safest seat on a plane to avoid germs?  New science helps reveal the answer

(20 December 2021) “Op-Ed: The Unvaccinated and their impact on the healthcare system.” Published in The Hill.

(17 December 2021, Washington Post, Katherine Shaver and Lori Aratani) “Millions plan to travel for Christmas and New Year’s as omicron spreads” quotes Jacobson on travel risk with omicron.

(15 December 2021) “Op-Ed: Omicron is a case study in unknown risk.” Published in The Hill.

(14 December 2021) “Op-Ed: Insurance industry must make difficult business decisions for the unvaccinated.” Published in the Chicago Tribune. Also featured in KHN Morning Brief and appeared in Seattle Times, The Derrick, Auburn Citizen, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Bradford Era, Akron Beacon, Albany Times Union, Kankakee Daily Journal, Lacrosse Tribune, Albuquerque Journal.

(13 December 2021, WFMJ, NBC TV-21, Youngstown, OH, Matt Stone) “Is COVID ‘herd Immunity’ still attainable” quotes Jacobson based on his essay that appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

(10 December 2021) “Opinion: Why COVID-19 herd immunity now looks unattainable.” Published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Also featured in KHN Morning Brief.

(7 December 2021) “Op-Ed: Why are there still so many COVID-19 cases?” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in the Indianapolis Star.

(6 December 2021) “Op-Ed: What really fuels COVID-19 deaths?” Published in The Hill.

(3 December 2021) “Op-Ed: Vaccination mandates on domestic flight is not an omicron solution.  Airport testing is a better idea.” Published in the Chicago Tribune.  Also appeared in the Hartford Courant, Frederick News Post, The Derrick, Pioneer Press, Miami Herald.

(1 December 2021, Yahoo News 360, Mike Bebernes) “Will travel bans help against Omicron?” quotes the Jacobson and Jokela Op-Ed that appeared in The Hill on 29 November 2021.

(29 November 2021) “Op-Ed: Omicron is already global, tests for international flights are far better than African travel ban.” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in The Hill.

(23 November 2021) “Op-Ed: Firearm discharge at Atlanta Hartsfield exposes weak belly of airport security.” Published in The Hill.

(19 November 2021) “Op-Ed: DC drops indoor masking as Montgomery County reinstates it. Why the mandate confusion?” Published in The Hill.

(18 November 2021) “Op-Ed: Does Biden’s vaccination mandate actually need to be enforced?” Published in the Chicago Tribune. Also appeared in the Sacramento Bee,  Virginian Pilot, The News & Advance, Gloucester Daily Times, The Courier Express, The Daily Press, the Hastings Tribune, The Salem News, Winona Daily News, Johnson City Press, Lacrosse Tribune, Bedford Gazette, Qatar Tribune.  

(16 November, 2021) “Op-Ed: How voting – or choosing not to – might slow gerrymandering.” Published in The Hill.

(13 November 2021) “Commentary: Team sports require team decisions on COVID vaccination.” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(8 November 2021) “Op-Ed: New international travel COVID-19 rules must be simplified.” Published in The Hill.

(4 November 2021) “Op-Ed: TSA is the wrong agency to enforce the federal mask mandate at airports.” Published in the Chicago Tribune.  Also appeared in the Miami Herald, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Richmond Times Dispatch, Arizona Daily Sun, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Dominion Post, Marietta Daily Journal.

(3 November 2021) “Op-Ed: Airlines say weather cancelled flights.  No, concerns about the vaccine mandate did.” Published in the Indianapolis Star.

(2 November 2021) “Op-Ed: Upcoming holiday presents an opportunity to help the unvaccinated.” Published in The Hill.

(31 October 2021) “Opinion: Why remap Illinois when the redrawn map is even worse?” Published by Jacobson in the Chicago Daily Herald.

(26 October 2021) “My Turn: Instead of gerrymandering, let’s call it ‘illini-mandering’.” Published in the Champaign News Gazette.

(25 October 2021) “Op-Ed: The next vaccine exemption debate: ‘My child, my choice’.” Published in The Hill.

(21 October 2021) “Op-Ed: Should flyers feel safer when the TSA finds more firearms at airport security checkpoints?” Published in the Chicago Tribune.  Also appeared in the Miami Herald.

(18 October 2021) “Op-Ed: Southwest Arline debacle is symptomatic of bigger pandemic problems.” Published in The Hill.

(12 October 2021, Editorial, Saltwire Network) “Thank you, Carey Price, for netminding mental health.” quotes from Jacobson’s opinion in the Montreal Gazette. 

(12 October 2021) “Op-Ed: The truth about COVID-19 vaccine exemptions.” Published in The Hill.

(11 October 2021) “Commentary: NHL teams exercising power of choice on vaccinations.” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(10 October 2021) “Opinion: Carey Price and the perils of the professional hockey player.” Published in the Montreal Gazette.

(6 October 2021) “Opinion: Severity of flu season’s up in the air.” Published in the Atlanta Constitution Journal.

(4 October 2021) “Op-Ed: From pandemic to endemic, the light at the end of the tunnel is growing.” Published in The Hill.

(4 October 2021) “Opinion: Why should airline pilots be exempt from the vaccine requirement?” Published in the Chicago Tribune. Also appeared in the Miami Herald.

(1 October 2021) “Commentary: COVID-19 booster shot chaos.” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(28 September 2021) “Opinion: CDC needs to give us  better CDC data on breakthrough COVID-19 infections.” Published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

(28 September 2021, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Lara Farrar) “Double Doozie: Doctors brace for impending flu season, dual outbreaks of covid, influenza” quotes Jacobson on the upcoming seasonal influenza and its potential severity.

(27 September 2021) “Op-Ed: Lessons learned from hurricane recovery can improve supply chains.” Published (with T. Dai) in The Hill.

(22 September 2021) “Op-Ed: Requiring vaccination proof isn’t the problem.  Making sure it’s reliable can be.” Published in the Indianapolis Star.

(20 September 2021) “Op-Ed: No free lunch for an individual’s freedom to choose.” Published in The Hill.

(13 September 2021) “Op-Ed: Vaccine resistant people are easy targets to exploit.” Published in The Hill.

(8 September 2021) “Opinion: The NHL provides a playbook on vaccinations, minus a mandate.” Published in the Montreal Gazette.

(8 September 2021) “Opinion: How airport security changed and how it must change again.” Published in the Chicago Tribune.

(7 September 2021) “Commentary: Delta variant is having its way with air travel.  What can help turn it around?” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(6 September 2021) “Op-Ed: COVID-19 vaccine exemptions make no sense.” Published in The Hill.

(31 August 2021) “Op-Ed: Improving your odds in the COVID-19 Powerball lottery.” Published in The Hill.

(30 August 2021, Salt Lake City Tribune, Robert Gehrke) “Software can prevent gerrymandering, but will Utah use it?” quotes Jacobson on how computational redistricting can be used to expose gerrymandering.

(25 August 2021) “Op-Ed: Vaccination mandates are symptomatic of bigger problems in America.” Published in The Hill.

(25 August 2021) “Op-Ed: Want to keep college students safer from COVID this fall?  Think like the TSA.” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in the Indianapolis Star.

(24 August 2021) “Town Hall: We all have choices in life.  This one is a choice with meaning for all.” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in the Champaign News Gazette.

(18 August 2021) “Op-Ed: Two steps colleges should take to reopen safely this month.” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

(18 August 2021, Daily Herald Editorial Board) “Editorial: Fight for fair election maps may be delayed but remains alive” editorializes Jacobson’s opinion essay on computational redistricting. 

(16 August 2021) “Opinion: Illinois’ congressional map drawing does not need to be contentious.” Published in the Daily Herald (Chicago).

(16 August 2021) “Op-Ed: Time is ripe for computational redistricting to expose gerrymandering.” Published in The Hill.

(13 August 2021, CBS News Market Watch, Megan Cerullo) “Unvaccinated workers could end up paying $50 more for health insurance – per paycheck” quotes Jacobson on how unvaccinated pay may pay higher health insurance premiums than those vaccinated.

(12 August 2021, US News, Josh Moody) “Colleges requiring a Coronavirus Vaccine for Fall” quotes Jacobson on how colleges will manage COVID-19 and vaccination requirements on campus this Fall.

(12 August 2021) “Emotion is a big part of how you assess risk – and why it’s so hard to be objective about pandemic precautions.” Published in The Conversation. Also appeared in the Houston Chronicle, the Connecticut Post, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Tulsa World.

(11 August 2021) “Op-Ed: Paying a price for choosing not to be vaccinated.” Published in The Hill.

(9 August 2021) “Op-Ed: Every COVID infection is an opportunity for virus mutation.  We can reduce the risk.” Published in the Indianapolis Star.

(3 August 2021) “Op-Ed: Data will not bridge the COVID-19 vaccine political abyss.” Published in The Hill.

(2 August 2021) “New endorsement laws could create pitfalls for college athletes.” Published in The Conversation. Also appeared in the Chicago Sun Times, the Houston Chronicle, the Connecticut Post.

(2 August 2021) “Commentary: TSA must mandate COVID-19 vaccines for airport security screeners.” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(29 July 2021) “Insights: Technology may solve election disputes.” Published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

(29 July 2021, Scripps Washington Bureau, Maya Rodriguez) “Researchers examining spike in deaths that were not COVID-related” featured research on non-COVID-19 deaths.

(28 July 2021) “Op-Ed: Death statistics make a powerful case for wider vaccinations.” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in The Hill.

(22 July 2021) “Op-Ed: Manage virus transmission risk like the TSA manages passenger risk.” Published in The Hill.

(22 July 2021) “Op-Ed: How students can solve campus COVID-19 risk problems if colleges won’t mandate vaccinations.” Published (with J.A Jokela) in the Indianapolis Star.

(19 July 2021, University of Illinois News Bureau) “2020 deadlier than previous five years, even with COVID-19 numbers removed, study finds,” features research by Jacobson and J.A. Jokela on increases in excess non-COVID-19 deaths, published in Health Care Management Science.

·        (19 July 2021, WSIU Public Radio, Springfield, IL) “U of I Study Finds 2020 Deadlier Than Previous five Years, Even with COVID-19 Numbers Removed  See also Vandalia Radio (Erica Foltz), Southern Illinois Now (WJBD FM92.1, Alex Wellen).

·        (20 July 2021, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Lyndsay Jones) “Watch Now: Deaths were up in the U.S., and McLean County, in 2020. Researchers hope to draw attention to reasons other than COVID.

·        (23 July 2021, The Center Square, Scot Bertram) “Research shows deaths spiked early in pandemic, but COVID-19 wasn’t only cause

·        (26 July 2021, WJPF Morning Newswatch, Carbondale, IL, Tom Miller) Interview with Jacobson.

·        (27 July 2021, HealthDay) “Deaths up in 2020, even when accounting for COVID-19”.

(17 July 2021) “Commentary: FAA weighing in on weighing air travelers.” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

(13 July 2021) “Opinion: College athlete revenue laws could backfire.” Published in the Detroit News.

(12 July 2021, Off the Wall, 1490 AM, The Score, Joey Keeran) featured Jacobson (from 20:52 to 33:21) as their guest discussing the unintended consequences of NCAA NIL (names, images, and likeness) policies.

(10 July 2021, The Michael Finney Show, KGO-AM 810, San Francisco, CA)  “Beware of Travel Scams” features Jacobson discussing how travel scams are the latest cyber security threats.

(9 July 2021, KMBC ABC9, Kansas City, MO, Alan Shope) “Professor: Bring COVD-19 vaccine to tailgaters during football season” quotes Jacobson on the value of bringing vaccination opportunities to football games.

(8 July 2021) “Colleges and COVID: The right way to protect students, professors and the rest of us.” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in the New York Daily News.

(8 July 2021) “Op-Ed: Data should dictate voting rights.” Published in The Hill.

(6 July 2021, WLS-890AM Radio, The Bruce St. James Show) “Will airports become a hotspot of the COVID-19 Delta variant” featured Jacobson as a guest.

(2 July 2021) “Op-Ed: Airport security COVID-19 recommendations miss the mark as variant surges.” Published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

(1 July 2021) “Op-Ed: Here’s why natural COVID-19 immunity pales compared to vaccination.” Published in the Indianapolis Star.

(1 July 2021) “Op-Ed: Gerrymandering and restricting voting rights: Flip sides of the same coin.” Published in The Hill.

(29 June 2021) “Town Hall: There is no path to please everyone, but there are paths that will serve the best interests of everyone.” Published in the Champaign News Gazette.

(18 June 2021) “Op-Ed: Will COVID-19 create unexpected surprises at the US Open.” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(17 June 2021) “Op-Ed: How breakthrough infection rates for vaccines will make a difference.” Published in The Hill.

(16 June 2021) “Op-Ed: It’s not just anti-vaxxers.  Here’s what the FDA can do to get more shots in arms.” Published in the Indianapolis Star.

(14 June 2021) “Op-Ed: In-person academic conferences must resume this autumn.” Published in Times Higher Education.

(13 June 2021) “Op-Ed: Illinoisans deserve better when it comes to redistricting” Published in the Champaign News Gazette.

(10 June 2021, Washington Times, Andy Kostka) “Public health experts: Olympics can be held safely, if changes are made.” quotes Jacobson on how the 2021 Tokyo Olympics can be held with the threat of COVID-19.

(10 June 2021) “Op-Ed: Are the recent cyberattacks just the tip of  the iceberg?” Published in The Hill.

(7 June 2021) “Opinion: Take it from Golfer Jon Rahm, not being vaccinated can be costly.” Published in the Columbus Dispatch.

·        Ranked in the top 10 most viewed articles in 2021 in the Columbus Dispatch.

(2 June 2021) “Op-Ed: What it will take to host the 2021 Summer Olympics.” Published in The Hill.

(26 May 2021) “Op-Ed: Why it’s impossible to predict mass shootings like San Jose.” Published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

(26 May 2021, Christianity Daily, Sarah Mae Saliong) “Protesters Troop to Rutgers University to Rally Against Mandatory COVID Vaccines.” quotes Jacobson on the benefits of mandatory coronavirus vaccines for college students.

(25 May 2021) “Op-Ed: The government is not asking you to be a vaccine guinea pig.” Published in The Hill.

(25 May 2021) “Op-Ed: Late-pandemic insights, from an expert who writes on COVID-19.” Published in the Indianapolis Star.

(19 May 2021) “Op-Ed: Data supports new CDC policy” Published by Jacobson in The Hill.

(19 May 2021, US News, Joshua Moody) “Colleges Requiring a Coronavirus Vaccine for Fall.” quotes Jacobson on the benefits of mandatory coronavirus vaccines for college students.

(18 May 2021) “Op-Ed: The important role that data scientists have in defeating COVID vaccine skepticism.” Published in the Indianapolis Star.

(13 May 2021, Lidovsky (Czech Republic) John Radek) “A good servant, but a bad master.  Cars make you fat, people don’t walk much.” quotes Jacobson’s research linking obesity and automobile use. 

(13 May 2021) “Op-Ed: Require COVID vaccines for all Illinois public college students.” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in the Chicago Tribune.

(12 May 2021, Business Travel News, Dawit Habtemariam) “Suppliers Say Staffing Shortages Dragging Recovery.” quotes Jacobson on how labor shortages are challenging the travel industry’s recovery.

(12 May 2021) “Op-Ed: Under the radar stories from census data.” Published in The Hill.

(5 May 2021) “Op-Ed: Why we need vaccine passports, and why they’ll never happen.” Published in Crain’s Chicago Business. See also Daily News Chicago (Marita Overfelt).

(5 May 2021) “Op-Ed: COVID-19 clique immunity should be the goal.” Published in The Hill.

(4 May 2021, WNEP16 ABC, Scranton, PA, Sarah, Buynovsky) “Back to work, back in buildings.” quotes Jacobson on how companies will reopen for their employees and keep everyone safe.

(27 April 2021, Yahoo News 360, Mike Bebernes) “Should colleges require students to get the COVID vaccine?” quotes Jacobson and Jokela’s oped that appeared in the Indianapolis Star on 8 April 2021.

(27 April 2021) “Op-Ed: The NCAA is not doing it the right way.” Published in The Hill.

(27 April 2021) “Op-Ed: Why COVID-19 positivity rate may be a misleading metric.” Published in the Detroit News.

(22 April 2021) “Op-Ed: What’s an ideal fix for Illinois gerrymandering? An algorithmic approach.” Published in the Chicago Tribune.

(13 April 2021) “Op-Ed: Do college campuses still need COVID-19 surveillance testing?” Published in The Hill.

(12 April 2021, KCBS Radio, San Francisco, CA) “Ask an Expert with Stan Burger” features Jacobson on how businesses are getting employees back to work.

(8 April 2021) “Op-Ed: Here’s why America’s COVID-19 immunization depends on college campuses.” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in the Indianapolis Star.

(6 April 2021, The New American, Annalisa Pesek) “Reopening Schools: Are Parents Doing their Homework?” quotes Jacobson on non-COVID-19 excess deaths.

(6 April 2021, KMBC-TV9 ABC, Kansas City, MO, Alan Shope) “Researchers believe the office is going to look different when employees return” interviewed Jacobson on how businesses will adjust when employees return to working on-site.

(1 April 2021) “Op-Ed: The greatest threat to our democracy does not reside in the White House.” Published in The Hill.

(31 March 2021) “Op-Ed: One U.S. airline is keeping middle seats open.  Here’s what science says about it.” Published in the Indianapolis Star. Also appeared in USA Today on 4 April 2021.

(24 March 2021, Eureka Alert, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) “New Research finds seating assignments on airplanes can reduce the spread of COVID-19” based on a paper that appeared in Service Sciences. See also

·        (24 March 2021, FOX 32 TV Chicago, Anthony Ponce) “New research could make air travel safer amid pandemic

·        (24 March 2021, News-Medical Life Sciences) “Seating assignments on airplanes can limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission

·        (25 March 2021, Economic Times (Healthworld) “Seating assignments on airplanes can reduce spread of Covid-19, finds research

·        (28 March 2021, Business Standard) “Social distancing in flight seat assignment can reduce Covid-19 spread

·        (30 March 2021, Corporate Travel Community) “IATA has highlighted aircraft cabins are low-risk for virus spread, now new academic research concurs seating assignments on aircraft can limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission

·        (30 March 2021, Contagion Live (Infectious Diseases Today), Jared Kaltwasser) “New modeling suggests optimal airplane seating to limit COVID-19 transmission

·        (31 March 2021, WGN 720 Radio, Chicago, IL , Anna Davlantes) “Does blocking the middle seat on airplanes make passengers safer?”   

(22 March 2021) “ Op-Ed: Having vaccinated people on airplanes makes sense ” Published in The Hill.

(21 March 2021, City Journal, John Tierney) “Death and Lockdowns” quotes Jacobson on non-COVID-19 excess deaths in the United States. See also American Consequences (5 May 2021), Hot Air (7 May 2021).

(19 March 2021, WCIA3 TV, Abigail Metsch, Champaign, IL) “Website founded by U of I professor helps find ‘Bracket Odds’

(15 March 2021) “Op-Ed: Our nation needs March Madness,” Published in The Hill.

(11 March 2021, Chicago Tribune, Joe Mahr) “During pandemic, Illinois saw 27% jump in deaths, amongst worst in the US. One reason: There were two waves.” Quotes Jacobson on excess deaths due to COVID-19.

(10 March 2021, Front Office Sports, Amanda Christovich) “Will the March Madness semi-bubble really be safe?” quotes Jacobson on the COVID-19 safety protocols in place during March Madness.

(10 March 2021) “ Op-Ed: NCAA COVID-19 Policy Demands Selective Reseeding for March Madness ” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(3 March 2021, University of Illinois Computer Science, Aaron Seidlitz) “Jacobson’s Bracketodds research takes the madness out of March” discusses the research behind the Bracketodds web site. See also

·        (16 March 2021, 247 Sports, Jeremy Werner) “Podcast Episode 242, The Winning Formula” speaks with Jacobson discussing the analytics of picking winning brackets.

·        (16 March 2021, Fox 32-TV Chicago) “Bracket Expert gives advice ahead of March Madness”speaks with Jacobson on trends in picking winning brackets.

·        (17 March 2021, ABC 7-TV, Chicago, IL)

·        (17 March 2021, WGN 720 Radio, Anna Davlantes, Chicago, IL) “Taking the madness out of your NCAA bracket” speaks with Jacobson about the analytics in March Madness.

·        (18 March 2021, WLS 890 Radio, Bruce St. James Show, Chicago, IL) speaks with Jacobson about March Madness and bracketology.

·        (18 March 2021, Study Finds, Ben Renner) “Win your March Madness bracket by filling out your Final Four first

(1 March 2021) “Op-Ed: How do we know if the COVID-19 vaccines are working?” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in The Hill.

(22 February 2021) “Op-Ed: Testing international travelers for COVID-19 is a bad idea,” Published in The Hill.  See also Daily New York Times (Jon Anderson).

(20 February 2021, Saturday Sports Talk with Steve Kelly and Loren Tate, WDWS AM1400, Champaign, IL) Jacobson was a guest discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming NCAA Men’s basketball tournament.

(14 February 2021) “Op-Ed; How the pandemic could affect NCAA Selection Sunday seedings,” Published in the Indianapolis Star.

(12 February 2021) “Op-Ed: Mask mandate on airplanes: Right idea with wrong implementation,” Published in The Hill.

(10 February 2021, Front Office Sports, Amanda Christovich)  “College stadiums’ role in vaccine distribution” quotes Jacobson on issues related to using sports stadiums for COVID-19 vaccination.

(4 February 2021) “Op-Ed: Excuse against taking COVID-19 vaccine don’t add up,” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in The Hill.

(1 February 2021) “Op-Ed: TSA firearm catch rate doubles, but are flyers safer?” Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(1 February 2021, The Telegraph, Ed Grenby) “’COVID mindset’ blamed as gun seizures at US airports doubles,” quotes Jacobson on the cause of higher firearm catch rates by the TSA at airports.

(31 January 2021, Champaign News Gazette, Matt Daniels) ”Diving into Bracket Talk for the Illini” provides commentary by Jacobson on college basketball, March Madness, and the Illini.

(28 January 2021, Reset, WBEZ Public Radio Chicago, IL) “Closing the gap on vaccine access (Part 4),” interviewed Jacobson on the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain.

(27 January 2021, The Daily New York News) “Rising Infections make the principles for Touring Within the New York Space Tough,” quotes Jacobson on state travel ban to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

(27 January 2021, Simple Flying, Andrew Curran) “TSA Firearms Finds Reach Record Levels Despite Travel Slowdown,” quotes Jacobson on TSA reporting higher catch rate for firearms at security checkpoints. See also “TSA Firearm Detection Rate Doubled in 2020 – But Why?” (Homeland Security Today, Kylie Bielby)

(27 January 2021) “Op-Ed: Here is the hidden cost of the NCAA’s pandemic-driven extension of athlete eligibility,” Published in Indianapolis Star.   

(26 January 2021) “Op-Ed: Risk-based analytics can breakdown COVID-19 vaccination bottlenecks,” Published in The Hill.

(20 January 2021) “Op-Ed: Don’t put smokers toward the front of the vaccination line,” Published in the New York Daily News.

(19 January 2021) “Op-Ed: With vaccine limitations, will COVID-19 hamstring Biden?” Published in The Hill.

(14 January 2020, The College Fix, Matt lamb) “Professor fumbles COVID-19 death projection for football players,” discussed Jacobson’s on-going projection of risk in college sports.

(12 January 2021, Retail and Hospitality Hub, John Krukowski) “Would an Amazon-Like Approach Help the Vaccine Rollout?” quotes Jacobson on how to manage the COVID-19 supply chain, based on his 11 January 2021 Op-Ed in The Hill.

(12 January 2021) “Op-Ed: The State of COVID-19 in the State of Illinois,” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in the Champaign News Gazette.

(11 January 2021) “Op-Ed: COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain Can be Fixed,” Published in The Hill.

 (10 January 2021) “Op-Ed: Airport Security Checkpoints are Nation’s COVID-19 Canary,” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

(10 January 2021) “Op-Ed: A lack of coronavirus won’t stop herd immunity. Here’s what could.” Published (with J.A. Jokela) in Indianapolis Star.

 

Last Updated: 2 January 2022