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Study Estimates COVID-19 May Have Infected Over 9,000 in U.S.

By March 1, more than 9000 people in the U.S. may have already been infected by COVID-19 (coronavirus), far more than the number that had been publicly reported, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.

– Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai study


New federal report by ASU professors highlights how produce ends up in landfills

Currently, nearly a third of the food produced in the US never makes it to the grocery aisle — creating a huge waste problem. Two Arizona State University professors worked on a new federal report that highlights the reasons for the losses and some...

– Arizona State University (ASU)

United States Department of Agriculture


Millions of US workers at risk of infections on the job, UW researchers calculate, emphasizing need to protect against COVID-19

A University of Washington researcher calculates that 14.4 million workers face exposure to infection once a week and 26.7 million at least once a month in the workplace, pointing to an important population needing protection as the novel coronavirus...

– University of Washington

MedRxiv; American Journal of Industrial Medicine


S&T Assesses the New FLETC Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills Course

In an effort to reduce law enforcement officer related crashes, DHS S&T’s NUSTL recently supported the FLETC Training Innovation Division’s (TID) efforts to validate a new Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills (LEODS) training course in Glync...

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)


What Automation Means for Jobs

When was the last time you went to the mall for something you could buy on your phone? Automation is a disruptive force that continues to shape the future. CFR breaks down what automation means for the U.S. workforce.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "What Automation Means for Jobs", Election 2020, January 16, 2020.


What Are Green Jobs?

Green jobs are booming. But what are they? And how can the United States prepare for the future this shift in technologies will bring? This video is part of the Inside the Issues video series, featuring CFR Vice President of Studies Shannon K. O’N...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "What Are Green Jobs?", Election 2020, January 24, 2020.


It’s time for the 2020 census. Why the once-a-decade count is important and what’s new this year

Americans begin receiving official Census Bureau mail in mid-March. Census Day is April 1.

Expert Available

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


New Legislation Would Jeopardize Patient Access to Medical Tests Across the Board by Restricting Policy that Removed Barriers to Coronavirus Testing

On March 5, U.S. House and Senate lawmakers introduced the VALID Act, which would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new, expansive powers to regulate laboratory developed tests—tests that are already regulated by the Centers for Medicare ...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


CAR-T immunotherapy for lymphoma studied at UNC Lineberger receives fast-track designation from FDA

Based on proof-of-concept results from clinical trials at University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine, an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma has received a Regenerative M...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System


Trump floodplain buyout plan bold, but ‘uncoordinated’

– Cornell University


'Cheap fake' video making the rounds today likely won't be the last

– University of Michigan


International Policy


Food prices after a hard Brexit could increase by £50 per week

The effects of Brexit on different food types and what this will mean for families has been measured by research from the University of Warwick.

– University of Warwick

BMJ Open


Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Rajan Menon and Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich join host James M. Lindsay to discuss past and current U.S. policy toward Russia.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?", The President's Inbox, November 19, 2019.


Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Michael Doran and Lara Friedman join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the future of the two-state solution.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Pursue the Israeli-Palestinian Two-State Solution?", The President's Inbox, December 3, 2019.


Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Elbridge Colby and Lori Esposito Murray join host James M. Lindsay to discuss arms control and U.S. nuclear policy.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Rethink Its Nuclear Weapons Policies?", The President's Inbox, December 17, 2019.


Is China Being Fair on Trade?

“Made in China.” You’ve probably seen this label on your clothes, toys, and other everyday products. China’s reach has skyrocketed in recent decades, disrupting the global trading system as we know it. This video is part of the Inside the Iss...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "Is China Being Fair on Trade?", Election 2020, March 3, 2020.


Does NATO Still Matter?

NATO just turned seventy, and some of its own members have become deeply critical of the organization. CFR breaks down what purpose NATO serves in the twenty-first century and whether we still need it.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "Does NATO Still Matter?", Election 2020, February 20, 2020.


2020 U.S. Election


The Trouble With Election Security

Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election in 2016, and in 2018, internet trolls again spread disinformation during the midterms. Intelligence officials warn that interference in this year’s presidential election may already be underway....

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Shannon K. O'Neil, "The Trouble With Election Security", Election 2020, February 4, 2020.


CFR-Wayne State Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum

How can business, labor, and government collaborate to reduce poverty on regional and global bases? Will the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement benefit U.S. workers? How will the trade war with China affect the automotive industry? Watch an in-...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR-WSU U.S. Foreign Policy Forum, Election 2020 Series, CFR.org, Monday, February 24, 2020.


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss COVID-19 Election Impact

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Can Obama become Biden's VP? "It's complicated," says Brian Kalt, law professor, Michigan State University and constitutional law expert.

– Michigan State University

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