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Newswise Special Wire
Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Newswise Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Wire


This special edition of the Newswise Wires provides up-to-date news and experts on the developing coronavirus outbreak known as COVID-19.

For more updates and resources on the coronavirus outbreak, see our Coronavirus Channel here.

Media Invited to Ask Qs - COVID-19 Update, June 4, 2020

Schools are holding virtual graduation ceremonies as students finish up a disrupted school year and prepare for a summer vacation largely devoid of day camps and sports due to the pandemic. 

After summer ends, whatever schools decide to do next fall, education won’t be back to normal for a long time.

Experts will discuss such questions as: Will schools reopen in the fall? If schools remain closed, what will be the impact on students’ education, long-term? How has the pandemic already impacted students, from elementary through higher ed; how are schools at all levels adapting to teaching virtually, and how to safely return to teaching in person - June 4, 2020 from 2-3 PM EDT

More information on the experts here

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom -

Registration for media, as well as colleagues from participating Newswise member institutions

This live event will also be recorded and transcribed for use by media and communicators after it is concluded.


New Zealanders' attitudes changed after pandemic lockdown

In the first few weeks of the lockdown of New Zealand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents reported a slight increase in mental distress but higher levels of confidence in the government, science and the police, as well as greater.

– American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychologist

Embargo expired on 04-Jun-2020 at 09:00 ET

Coronavirus Linked to Stroke in Otherwise Healthy Young People

Preliminary observations suggest a high incidence of COVID-19 in stroke patients, including younger patients who were otherwise healthy.

– Thomas Jefferson University


Assessing Data Integrity in Times of COVID

Rutgers Cancer Institute expert discusses guarding data integrity for the first remdesivir double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial addressing treatment for COVID-19.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, 2020; Lancet

Working from Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Working from home during the pandemic became an unexpected reality for millions of Americans, and while many want their careers permanently based where they live, hurdles to that goal remain, reports the first comprehensive study of the social and cu...

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

COVID-19 Clinical Research Study Underway at Atlantic Health System, Including Immune Response Study

The COVID Research Program is rapidly enrolling patients from New Jersey, which has one of the world’s highest concentrations of COVID-19 patients. Atlantic Health System offers a study sponsored by TScan Therapeutics, Inc., a leading T cell therap...

– Atlantic Health System

Scientists Aim Gene-Targeting Breakthrough Against COVID-19

Scientists at Berkeley Lab and Stanford have joined forces to aim a gene-targeting, antiviral agent called PAC-MAN against COVID-19.

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Medical Minute: What to expect when seeking medical care now

As outpatient centers, clinics and practices gradually resume seeing patients, they look a bit different in response to COVID-19. In addition to keeping patients and staff safe, these changes are also helping make health care more convenient and acce...

– Penn State Health


App Determines COVID-19 Disease Severity Using Artificial Intelligence, Biomarkers

A new mobile app can help clinicians determine which patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to have severe cases. Created by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, the app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to assess risk factors ...

– New York University

Lab on a Chip, June 3; Royal Society of Chemistry; 3U01DE017793-02S1 ; 5U01DE017793-2

Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2020 at 23:00 ET

Spine Surgeons Face COVID-19 Challenges Worldwide

Spine surgeons across the world are experiencing effects of COVID-19, including canceled procedures, changes in clinical roles, anxiety and risk of exposure to the disease themselves due to insufficient protective equipment. An international team of ...

– Rush University Medical Center

Global Spine Journal

Genetic study reveals similarities and differences of COVID-19 and SARS viruses

Researchers have identified specific portions of the genetic codes of the COVID-19 and SARS viruses that may promote the viruses' lifecycles. The new technique is researchers' first tool for determining what genetic sequences stored as RNA - DNA's ch...

– University of Tokyo

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Rapid coronavirus test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter

• The SAMBA II diagnostic device cuts COVID-19 test result times from over 24 hours to just two hours. • First “real-world” study of SAMBA devices on hospital wards finds patient time on COVID ‘holding wards’ was almost halved. • ...

– University of Cambridge

MedRxiv preprint

Survey Finds Large Increase in Psychological Distress Reported Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new survey conducted during the pandemic by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reporte...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Ending coronavirus lockdowns quickly can be more costly than relaxing them gradually

Irvine, Calif., June 3, 2020 — “We’re all in this together” is a commonly heard phrase during this global pandemic, as much of the world practices social distancing. And now researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other instit...

– University of California, Irvine

Nature Human Behaviour, June-2020

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death

Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals. Researchers found that amongst SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who underwent surgery, mor...

– Massachusetts General Hospital

The Lancet

Impact of COVID-19 infection in blood cancer patients

One of the first studies to investigate the outcome of COVID-19 infection in patients with blood cancer has been conducted by clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

– Queen Mary University of London

British Journal of Haematology

Study: COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity

Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University at Buffalo research.

– University at Buffalo

Obesity, Apr-2020

IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic

The results of a new scientific survey of more than 10,000 people across 45 states provides insight into Americans' perceptions and expectations around a return to youth sports amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

– Indiana University

Sports Innovation Journal

Don’t Ignore Signs of Stroke or Heart Attack Due to COVID-19 Crisis

Many hospitals across the country have noticed an increase of people ignoring life-threatening symptoms. They are choosing to stay home, instead of seeking care at an emergency department. When they do arrive at the hospital, the patient has lost cri...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Tip Sheet: HIV and COVID-19, antibody interactions, immune responses to colorectal cancer and how Fred Hutch is getting back to work

A monthly media tip sheet of recent Fred Hutch research findings and other news.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Pre-COVID-19 poll of older adults hints at potential impact of pandemic on their eating habits

Most people in their 50s and older were capable home cooks just before COVID-19 struck America, but only 5% had ordered groceries online, according to a new national poll. The cooking skills that enabled half of older adults to eat dinner at home si...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

National Poll on Healthy Aging

Embargo expired on 02-Jun-2020 at 06:00 ET

Rutgers Experts Discuss What a “Good Death” Means During Pandemic

Rutgers experts discuss death dying and end-of-life care during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Embargo expired on 02-Jun-2020 at 08:00 ET

Mental health of young physicians in China during COVID-19 outbreak

Anxiety, depression, mood and fear of workplace violence were assessed in a group of young physicians in China before and during the COVID-19 outbreak.

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA Network Open

RIT scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19

Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Rochester Institute of Technology

Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena

How the coronavirus could be prevented from invading a host cell

How might the novel coronavirus be prevented from entering a host cell in an effort to thwart infection? A team of biomedical scientists has made a discovery that points to a solution.

– University of California, Riverside


New Georgetown Report Highlights Health Disparities and Calls for Racial Equity in the District of Columbia

Approximately three quarters of the deaths associated with COVID-19 in the nation’s capital have been among the African American community. A new Georgetown University report illuminates entrenched health and socioeconomic disparities that explain ...

– Georgetown University Medical Center

School of Nursing & Health Studies

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Advantages of Digital Technology in Clinical Research

Digital technology has facilitated continued research operations for a pain research registry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cloud-based systems that allow remote management of research studies and collection of data may signal a new trend for future ...

– Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Suppression of COVID-19 spread is possible, suggests new model

Suppression of the spread of COVID-19 is an attainable goal, and it can be done through strategies that ease social distancing guidelines, suggests a new model developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the Brookings Instituti...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Brookings Institution

Pulmonary Embolism and COVID-19

Researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in COVID-19 patients. In a new study published recently in the journal Radiology, researche...

– Henry Ford Health System


Small study demonstrates sample inactivation may lead to SARS-CoV-2 false negatives

To protect medical laboratory personnel from infection when testing clinical samples for SARS-CoV-2, most laboratories inactivate the virus before testing.

– American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on Covid-19

It seems as though there will never be enough “thank-you’s” for the incredible doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff who are working around the clock to help patients with this dangerous coronavirus disease. It’s their dedication, de...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Psychologist shares quick relief for parents struggling with child behavior during COVID-19 pandemic

Nonstop family time during the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified challenges for parents caring for young children around the clock. Using research-backed therapies that she helped pioneer, a WVU psychology professor has quick relief strategies for pare...

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Keys to Small Business Resilience in Uncertain Times

Faced with limited customer flow, forced shut down of operations and a looming economic recession, the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves small-business owners to make decisions with little idea of what the future may hold. What lessons can ...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Research Affiliates CEO on Leading and Investing in a Time of Uncertainty

As CEO of global asset management firm Research Affiliates, Katrina Sherrerd (Ph.D. ’87) is leading the influential financial services firm through a period of deep global uncertainty, as world financial markets continue to show great volatility am...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Notre Dame researchers to create material for new antimicrobial mask

Scientists and engineers are collaborating to translate existing water filtration technology to create a new fabric that will not only capture viruses, like the coronavirus, but also deactivate them.

– University of Notre Dame

Pediatric injuries in the home are on the rise

COVID-19 has changed the way families go about their daily routines. With public schools being closed, most parents now have to take on several roles at once. Most are working, providing home schooling and care during the day, and taking on other new...

Expert Available

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Ombudsmen advocate for long-term care residents at a distance during COVID-19

Social isolation necessitated by COVID-19 weighs on everyone, especially older adults and those living with disabilities who may have already felt relatively isolated before the pandemic even started, said Greg Shelley, program manager of the Harris ...

Expert Available

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Study in Chinese doctors shows mental toll of caring in the time of COVID-19

They worked in hospitals hundreds of miles from the epicenter of COVID-19. But hundreds of young Chinese doctors in a new study still experienced a sharp drop in mood, a rise in depression and anxiety symptoms, and a doubling of their fear of workpla...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Network Open

Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2020 at 11:00 ET

Killing Coronavirus with UV Light

A personal, handheld device emitting high intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect areas by killing the Corona virus is now feasible, according to researchers at Penn State, the University of Minnesota and two Japanese universities.

– Penn State Materials Research Institute

Physics Communications, June 2020

Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2020 at 06:00 ET

Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection to help prevent COVID-19

he systematic review was conducted by a large, international collaborative of researchers, front-line and specialist clinicians, epidemiologists, patients, public health and health policy experts of published and unpublished literature in any languag...

– McMaster University

The Lancet

Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2020 at 18:30 ET

Editorial: Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Front-line Clinicians

In “A Tribute to Frontline Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Annette Bourgault, editor of Critical Care Nurse, offers her personal and professional appreciation for the dedicated clinicians in acute and critical care.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Critical Care Nurse, June 2020

Embargo expired on 01-Jun-2020 at 06:00 ET

COVID-19 session to kick off ENDO Online 2020

ENDO Online 2020—the Endocrine Society’s largest-ever meeting—will open with a panel discussion exploring the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the endocrinology field.

– Endocrine Society

COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness with higher risk in winter

New Australian research has found a link between COVID-19 and lower humidity

– University of Sydney

In A COVID-19 World Lies Another Threat to the Health of Our Children

Medical school and healthcare industry leaders warn that a drastic decline in pediatric vaccinations in the United States, poses a great risk of serious illnesses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

– University of Maryland School of Medicine

Employers could face legal action over COVID-19 exposure, expert warns

Employers across the UK could face legal action from employees who return to work and contract the COVID-19 virus, a leading health and safety expert has warned.

– University of Stirling

New Solutions

Researchers Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers show how SARS-CoV-2 infects the nasal cavity to a great degree, and progressively less so lower down the respiratory tract, suggesting the virus tends to become firmly established first in the nasal cavity, but can be aspi...

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine


New test method can offer safer dosages of hydroxychloroquine

Researchers at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method to measure levels of the medication hydroxychloroquine in patients with the rheumatic disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

– Uppsala University

Arthritis Research and Therapy

First-of-its-Kind Personalized 'COVID-19 Risk Score' Launches to Enable Safer Re-opening and Return to Work Plans

Coriell Life Sciences is rolling out a new tool in the fight against COVID-19: personalized COVID-19 Risk Scores designed to enable safer re-opening and return to work plans (especially given the recent release of the CDC guidelines for re-opening). ...

– Coriell Life Sciences

COVID-19 in People Living with HIV

Rutgers expert explains why COVID-19 pandemic poses additional difficulties, risks to people with HIV

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

AIDS and Behavior

Queen’s launch global survey on children’s views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’

The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s has launched a global survey for children and young people (aged 8-17 years) to get their views and experiences of ‘Life under Coronavirus’.

– Queen's University Belfast

SLUCare Launches Neighborhood Virtual Visits

SLUCare, the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, is launching a program designed to help those without home internet or smartphones access telehealth services. The Neighborhood Virtual Visit program will connect patients to SLUCare m...

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Simulations Indicate Heightened Risks When Pandemic and Hurricane Season Overlap

As coastal communities prepare for the possibility of hurricanes this summer and fall, they are doing so amid the uncertain landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic — a crisis that has already taxed health care systems, governments, and supply chains. ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Can Firms Be Trusted After Easing of Collusion Rules During Pandemic?

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research Valerie Suslow, joined by research colleague Margaret Levenstein of the University of Michigan, examines the impact of relaxed regulations against corporate collusio...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Campus gardens growing to help out during pandemic

Because the campus is closed, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has turned its garden plots -- normally rented out to students, faculty and staff -- into a resource for fresh produce for the university food pantry during the coronavirus pandemic....

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Your Cancer Care is too Important to Wait

Minimizing your exposure to COVID-19 doesn’t require sacrificing cancer care or preventive services. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health are taking extra precautions to ensure that patients can continue to receive exceptio...

Expert Available

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine’s Harmful Effects on Heart Rhythm

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been promoted as a potential treatment for Covid-19, is known to have potentially serious effects on heart rhythms. Now, a team of researchers has used an optical mapping system to observe exactly how th...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Heart Rhythm; 1R01HL143450-01 ; 1446675


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Testing, Testing, and More Testing: Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel for May 28, 2PM EDT

Testing, Testing, and More Testing: Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel for May 28, 2PM EDT

– Newswise

Embargo expired on 29-May-2020 at 08:00 ET

Genetics May Explain High COVID-19 Mortality in Italy, Inform Global Pandemic Response

Researchers predict the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) gene has a key role in shaping immune response to COVID.

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Frontiers in Immunology

Calibrated approach to AI and deep learning models could more reliably diagnose and treat disease

In a recent preprint (available through Cornell University’s open access website arXiv), a team led by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computer scientist proposes a novel deep learning approach aimed at improving the reliability of classif...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Invention by a Finnish start-up speeds up coronavirus testing

An Aalto University spinoff company has come up with a way to use existing lab microscopes in a completely new and much more effective way with their innovation of nanocoated glass. While this is very relevant to covid19 research, it holds great prom...

– Aalto University

Those with IDD more likely to die from COVID-19, study shows

A new study published recently in ScienceDirect by researchers from Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University shows that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to die from COVID-19 than those witho...

– Syracuse University

Disability and Health Journal

A roadmap for effective treatment of COVID-19

Due to the devastating worldwide impact of COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, there has been unprecedented efforts by clinicians and researchers from around the world to quickly develop safe and effective treatments and vaccines. ...

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Immunology

New American University Survey Reveals Influence of Race in D.C.-Area Residents’ Lives

A new report from American University shows how race influences Washington, D.C.-area residents’ daily lives and experiences, revealing a stark racial divide in perceptions among Latinos, blacks, whites and Asians about quality-of-life issues with...

– American University


New model predicts the peaks of the COVID-19 pandemic

This week in the journal Frontiers, researchers describe a single function that accurately describes all existing available data on active COVID-19 cases and deaths—and predicts forthcoming peaks.

– Santa Fe Institute


Study finds surge in hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine prescriptions during COVID-19

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examines changes in prescription patterns in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Modelling predicts COVID-19 resurgence if physical distancing relaxed

If physical distancing measures in Ontario are relaxed too much or too quickly, the province could see hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients as well as exponential growth in deaths, concludes new research involving a University of Guelph infec...

– University of Guelph

Annals of Internal Medicine

CT findings of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in children 'often negative'

An investigation published open-access in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) revealed a high frequency of negative chest CT findings among pediatric patients with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while also suggesting tha...

– American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

American Journal of Roentgenology

UTEP Study Examines COVID-19 Stress, Coping Strategies, and Well-Being

Emre Umucu, Ph.D., assistant professor of rehabilitation counseling at The University of Texas at El Paso, and Beatrice Lee, an incoming rehabilitation counseling faculty member, examined the perceived stress levels and coping mechanisms related to C...

– University of Texas at El Paso

Rehabilitation Psychology

Heart surgery stalled as COVID-19 spread

As the novel coronavirus spread across the globe in early 2020, hospitals worldwide scaled back medical procedures, including life-saving heart surgery, to deal with the emerging threat of COVID-19.

– University of Ottawa


Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data

Largely unaffected by the pandemic, the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment in Shenzen, China, has continued to pump data to remote supercomputers for analyses.

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Tourism: what’s our new normal?

After months of lockdown, it’s no surprise that people are itching to get out and about. But with ongoing debates about how and when to open Australia’s state and territory borders, it’s hard to know what to expect.

– University of South Australia

Using Wastewater to Track, Contain SARS-CoV-2

Researchers took a novel approach to tracking the virus that causes COVID-19 that promises to be cost effective and ensure privacy by using a method that surveils for the virus in a local's untreated wastewater facilities.

– SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry


Mental health outcomes among health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic in Italy

Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and insomnia among health care workers in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic are reported in this observational study.

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association


Tackling airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors

Preventing airborne transmission of Covid-19 should be the next front of the battle against the virus, argue experts from the University of Surrey.

– University of Surrey

City and Environment Interactions

Researchers Develop Experimental Rapid COVID-19 Test Using Innovative Nanoparticle Technique

Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes. It uses a simple assay containing plasmonic gold nanopartic...

– University of Maryland School of Medicine

ACS Nano

MSK: Cancer Isn’t Sheltering in Place

As the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City and the Tri-State area begins to subside, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center oncologists are urging patients to schedule cancer screenings and treatments now – as the long-term toll of mis...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

University of Miami Coronavirus Study Targets Possible Sexual Transmission

Men who tested positive for COVID-19 are now being enrolled in a unique study led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to determine the interaction of the virus with semen.

– University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Online tool created to track development of coronavirus vaccines

Notre Dame researchers create online tool to track development of coronavirus vaccines.

– University of Notre Dame

NC Economic Forecast: Recovery Could Take Years

John Connaughton, UNC Charlotte professor of financial economics, presents the quarterly Barings/UNC Charlotte NC Economic Forecast. In the forecast, he discussed the economic effects of COVID-19 and the outlook for the state's economic recovery.

– University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Anesthesia Practices See Major Financial Hit as Physician Anesthesiologists Pivot During COVID-19 to Treat Patients in Critical Care and ICUs, ASA Survey Highlights

A recent survey of anesthesia administrators and executive members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) finds a majority of physician anesthesiologists pivoted from working in the operating room to treating COVID-19 patients in critical...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part 3

If the COVID-19 crisis triggered health, economic, social and psychological changes that mean we will be living and working through destabilizing moments now and for the foreseeable future, then all the more reason now to adopt and practice essential...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Finding working capital is key to small businesses efforts as reopening accelerates

As small businesses reopen after a lengthy pandemic shutdown, one key challenge will be finding working capital to replenish inventories and pay employees until revenue returns to normal, according to a new RAND Corporation perspective based on inter...

– RAND Corporation

Preserving Small Businesses: Small-Business Owners Speak About Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic

Policy and Public Affairs

CAP releases 2020 edition of Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists used for inspection of medical laboratories

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) released the 2020 edition of its Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists on June 4, 2020. CAP inspectors use the checklists, with approximately 3,000 requirements, during inspections to ensure laborator...

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

First Do No Harm – Researchers Urge Halt in Prescribing Hydroxycholoroquine for COVID-19

Researchers urge a moratorium on prescribing chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, with or without azithromycin, to treat or prevent COVID-19, and caution that the reassuring safety profile of hydroxychloroquine may be more apparent than real. Safety da...

– Florida Atlantic University

American Journal of Medicine

Kidney Health Initiative Urges the Acceleration of Home Therapy Technology in Response to Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19)

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the vulnerability of people with kidney failure who rely on in-center hemodialysis. People with kidney failure are at high risk of severe COVID-19 complications and are exposed to infection due to a kidney replacemen...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

“Accelerating Technology Development During a Pandemic to Bring More People with Kidney Failure Home”


Nurse Practitioner Leaders Will Discuss COVID-19 and Current Trends in Clinical Practice at the NCNP Virtual Summit 2020

The National Conference for Nurse Practitioners (NCNP) Virtual Summit 2020 will be held online June 19 and 20, featuring educational sessions relevant to advanced clinical practice and offering nurse practitioners the necessary tools to improve the o...

– Wolters Kluwer Health

ATS Announces $500,000 COVID-19 Crisis Fund Support from AstraZeneca

June 3, 2020 –Today, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) announced a $500,000 donation from AstraZeneca to the ATS COVID-19 Crisis Fund, launched to support the Society’s all-encompassing efforts to fight COVID-19.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American College of Surgeons releases tools to prepare patients for operations during the time of COVID-19

As health care facilities resume operations paused due to COVID-19, a new survey shows many people are reluctant to undergo procedures and may not reschedule necessary care while COVID-19 continues to circulate in communities. To help surgeons and ho...

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

UM School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology Awarded Grants to Strengthen COVID-19 Response in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology was awarded $4 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support c...

– University of Maryland Medical Center

UPMC Designs Playbook for Return of Youth, High School and Collegiate Team Sports

A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers led by UPMC Sports Medicine has developed guidelines to assist coaches, athletic trainers and organizers creating a safe environment for youth athletes, fans and staff as they consider a return t...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

NYU Langone Among First to Enroll Patients In Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

The first patients were treated as part of a clinical trial testing whether an antibody therapy can safely reduce COVID-19 disease severity. The experimental treatment consists of identical copies of an antibody, a blood protein related to those that...

– NYU Langone Health

$1M Gift Speeds COVID-19 Testing and Tracking at UC San Diego

A $1M gift from the John and Mary Tu Foundation is accelerating the efforts of UC San Diego translational research virologist Davey Smith to increase the number of people tested for COVID-19, as well as develop new ways to track and treat the virus. ...

– University of California San Diego

COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition Launches COVID-19 Decision Support Dashboard

The new COVID-19 Decision Support Dashboard synthesizes large amounts of complex, essential data into easy-to-use key findings for public and private-sector leaders navigating the “reopening” of communities and businesses.

– COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition

UW launches online training for contact tracing to help fight COVID-19

To provide training for the expanding workforce of contact tracers, the University of Washington’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice created the free, online course Every Contact Counts to support public health agencies — including smal...

– University of Washington

Kansas Health Foundation

UCLA AASC & FSPH launch COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub to support safety for diverse communities

UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub to support safety for diverse communities; partnership develops resources for COVID-19 response

– UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Higher Education Events

Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable and Fair Garden State

The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC), New Jersey Climate Change Alliance, and Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will co-host Rebuilding New Jersey after COVID-19: Advancing a Healthy, Resilient, Susta...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Expert Pitch

Sports management expert can comment on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic

– Indiana University

Register for today's expert panel discussion: Education and College Sports after COVID

– Newswise

‘Genetic Shield’ May Explain Lower COVID Mortality in Southern Italy Compared to North

– Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

The ‘old world is gone.’ Protests express a vision of the society people want after COVID-19, UB expert says

– University at Buffalo

Buffalo State College's Dr. Nanci Monaco on how to speak with children about Coivd-19, and her kid's book on the topic

– SUNY Buffalo State

Fighting Family Burnout During the COVID-19 Crisis

– McLean Hospital

Staying healthy mentally and physically while protesting during a pandemic

– Keck Medicine of USC

McLean Experts Share How to Care for Your Mental Health Despite the Coronavirus

– McLean Hospital

Expert from @JohnsHopkins Available on Altered Sense of Time During Pandemic

– Johns Hopkins University

Family demographer available to talk about COVID-19 impact on health of families

– Bowling Green State University

Orthopaedic surgeons available to comment on the impact of COVID-19 on postponed elective surgery, the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries during a pandemic, and how patients can safely ease into outdoor activities after social distancing

– American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Tourism and travel industries – and consumers – face challenges as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

– University of Delaware

Psychological Science and COVID-19: Conspiracy Theories

– Association for Psychological Science

Peer support group for physicians helps ease distress during COVID-19 pandemic

– Virginia Tech

Expert says mental health challenges remain as lockdown lifts

– Tulane University

Rutgers GSE Scholar Available to Discuss Social Justice for Children

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Mortality of Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients Is Lower than Previously Reported Reveals Study in Critical Care Medicine

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Critical Care Medicine

UNC Researchers Collaborate on Project to Study Pandemic’s Impact on People with Eating Disorders

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine






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