In previous work, we explored how certain characteristics of adversity are often more conducive to innovation than others. In this Article, prepared as part of the Lee E Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium – The Law and Ethics of Medical Research, we review some of that work and apply it specifically to the COVID-19 context. We conclude by assessing certain policy implications in light of how the COVID-19 pandemic has both spurred and hindered innovation.
Asay, Clark D and Plamondon Bair, Stephanie, COVID-19 and Its Impact(s) on Innovation (June 7, 2021). Utah Law Review, forthcoming.