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Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests

An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-related deaths and admissions to intensive care units, say an international team of researchers.

– University of Cambridge

European Journal of Epidemiology

Embargo expired on 19-May-2020 at 19:00 ET

Google search data reveals American's concerns about abortion

Residents of states with limited access to contraceptives and high rates of unplanned pregnancies are more likely to turn to the internet for information about abortion.

– University of California, Berkeley


Healthcare rationing could see ‘unlawful deaths' from COVID-19, researchers claim

Current medical guidelines risk unlawful deaths of patients – with doctors, hospitals, and even the government potentially liable – if a second peak forces hard choices due to shortages of ventilators and other critical care resources.

– University of Cambridge

Journal of Medical Ethics

How Social Media Platforms Can Contribute to Dehumanizing Other People

A recent analysis of discourse on Facebook highlights how social media can be used to dehumanize entire groups of people.

– North Carolina State University

Social Media + Society, May 2020

Study suggests aggressive carbon taxation could help US meet targets in Paris agreement

Nearly all the countries of the world ratified the Paris Agreement in 2016. The accord aims to limit the increase of the world's temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures

– Carnegie Mellon University

Environmental Research Communications

Three approved drugs can curb COVID-19 virus replication

Three drugs that are already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or other international agencies can block the production of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in human cells, according to computational and pharmaceutical studi...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

– Newswise

Wichita State University technology breathes new life into aging Army helicopter fleet

The US Army is turning to “digital-twin” technology from Wichita State University to resolve challenges and boost efficiencies for its enduring fleet of Black Hawk helicopters.

– Wichita State University

AANA Partners with 47 Nursing Organizations to Remove Practice Barriers in the VA

In a letter today, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) partnered with 47 national nursing organizations to request support for the Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Directive 1899 to permanently remove barriers and allow Certified Registered...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Scientific Groups Seek Change, Cooperation in Response to Immigration Executive Order

Thirty-six scientific associations and societies are calling on President Trump to reconsider an executive order that suspends the entry of immigrants into the United States. The order seeks to limit the number of foreign workers available in the U.S...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

APHA welcomes essential public health funding, support in COVID-19 bill

New COVID-19 emergency legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives May 15 is being praised by the American Public Health Association for key provisions that will help protect and rebuild the health of the nation in the wake of the ongoing...

– American Public Health Association (APHA)





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