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Newswise Live Expert Panel for March 26, 2020: COVID-19 Update, the Relief Package, Coronavirus Origins, 2020 Election

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Science News


Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

– Newswise

TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Update, the Relief Package, Coronavirus Origins, 2020 Election: Newswise Live Expert Panel for March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update, the Relief Package, Coronavirus Origins, 2020 Election: Newswise Live Expert Panel for March 26, 2020

– Newswise

COVID-19 Expert Panel 3-26-2020

includes video

Relaxing Environmental Rules Shows Poor Judgment in the Midst of COVID-19 Outbreak

Following reports of the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to implement broad changes that would relax environmental rules, the American Thoracic Society expressed disappointment with the plan.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)


Travel restrictions are most useful in the early and late phase of an epidemic

Analysis of human mobility and epidemiological data by a global consortium of researchers, led by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, shows that human mobility was predictive of the spread of the epidemic in China.

– University of Oxford


Arts and Humanities


Cornell Dairy helps replenish P&C Fresh milk stock

When Cornell suspended classes March 13 and announced the switch to remote work in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, P&C Fresh customers scrambled to stock up on bread, butter, toilet paper and milk.

– Cornell University

Claiming the Director’s Chair

The CSU is preparing the next generation of women filmmakers for California’s multibillion-dollar entertainment industry.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Bartels Hall hosts surgical mask-sewing effort

On Cornell’s Ithaca campus this week, in the midst of a spring semester suddenly interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic that has emptied dorms, classrooms and community spaces, a basketball court in Bartels Hall stirred to life with a new, urgent mis...

– Cornell University

How can we be more sure social mediaposts about coronavirus are accurate?

As COVID-19 has increasingly isolated us from each other, we’re relying more and more on social media for a sense of connection and as a source of information about the virus and it’s spread. But how can we be more confident that what we’re see...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Social and Behavioral Sciences


How social media makes it difficult to identify real news

There’s a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests.

– Ohio State University

New Media & Society

Going online gets real as we inch towards full isolation

From the couch choir to YouTube yoga, online communities are flourishing, as the restrictions on social gatherings to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, become tighter and tighter. UniSA Online course facilitator and communicative engagement resear...

– University of South Australia


Why life can get better as we age -- study

People say life gets better with age. Now research suggests this may be because older people have the wisdom and time to use mindfulness as a means to improve wellbeing.

– Flinders University

Aging and Mental Health

Online Learning Community event highlights accessibility

Accessibility for people with disabilities was the theme of “Simplifying Accessibility in Online Learning,” co-hosted by the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) and the Cornell Online Learning Community (COLC). The March 4 event, which drew more...

– Cornell University

Professional and College Sports Not Likely to Come Back Soon

Professional and college sports leagues are unlikely to resume their COVID-19-interrupted seasons anytime soon, according to Mitchel Rosen, a preparedness expert at the Rutgers School of Public Health. While unfortunate for Americans who look to spor...

Expert Available

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Consumer Stockpiling During COVID-19 Crisis Can Look Panicky, But It Has Its Rational Side

Consumers are clearing store shelves. Some observers call it “panic buying.” But a Johns Hopkins University expert on consumer behavior, while acknowledging that panic is an element of the phenomenon, says stockpiling can be seen as a rational ap...

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School



Balancing Act: Stories from CSU Student-Parents

Between raising kids and getting an education, these students manage a tight schedule. Take a peek into the lives they lead to give their all in the classroom and at home.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Four things school districts need to know before moving learning online

As the number of cases of COVID-19 multiplies and the duration of school closures increases, school districts are struggling with the feasibility of providing students with online learning opportunities. A new report from Michigan State University’...

– Michigan State University


Kids, playgrounds, toys and sports equipment — why it is not safe during a pandemic

UAB expert Samisksha Raut, Ph.D., explains the importance of keeping kids away from playgrounds and from touching various toys and sports equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Law and Public Policy


UNH COVID-19 Survey: Majority Disapprove of Trump; Bipartisan Approval For N.H. Governor

As the country struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of residents in New Hampshire disapprove of how President Donald Trump is handling the situation. However, nearly three-quarters of the state approve of Governor Chris Sununu's ...

– University of New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire Survey Center


New ways to stop caller ID spoofing to be investigated

With commonly available VoIP software, a caller can fabricate an arbitrary phone number for the display of the incoming call on the receiver’s phone.

– University of Warwick

Which? magazine 

UW researcher identifies workers most harmed by economic disruption due to COVID-19

The nearly 20% of U.S. workers, or 28.2 million, in occupations where interacting with the public is important, but using a computer is not — such as in food service, retail, personal services and transportation operators — are especially vulner...

– University of Washington

LifeWire Policy and Public Affairs

AACC Applauds the Senate for Updating Its Legislation to Ensure that All Patients Have Access to COVID-19 Testing

AACC applauds the U.S. Senate for responding to the concerns of the clinical laboratory community and revising the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to ensure that it provides insurance coverage for all COVID-19 tests, regard...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

LifeWire Announcement

Olin College of Engineering Names Dr. Gilda Barabino as Its Second President

Dr. Gilda Barabino has been named the next president of Olin College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Barabino’s unanimous selection by the Olin College Board of Trustees comes after a comprehensive search that drew interest from around ...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering





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