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Friday, March 20, 2020

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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


FDA-approved drugs could help fight COVID-19

Drugs that are already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could hold promise in fighting the new infection known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to computer modeling studies performed by UTSW scientists.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

ChemRxiv


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel 3-12-2020

Newswise Live Expert Panel including experts from Newswise member institutions discussing topics related to the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak.

– Newswise


Why It Matters: Coronavirus

The coronavirus has us asking a lot of questions. Who gets to make the decisions that matter about public health? How can we protect ourselves in an interconnected world? Why are there market crashes, and what’s happening with global supply chains?...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Gabrielle Sierra, "Coronavirus", Why It Matters, March 11, 2020.


COVID-19 pandemic poses risk of recession

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Associate Professor Alessandro Rebucci offers his interpretation of what COVID-19 means for the markets in the near term and long term.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School


Association for Molecular Pathology Commends Senator Rand Paul for Introducing theVerified Innovative Testing in American Laboratories (VITAL) Act of 2020

AMP applauds US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for introducing new legislation to allow molecular pathology professionals to continue advancing and offering laboratory developed testing procedures (LDPs) for patient care. The Verified Innovative Testing in...

– Association for Molecular Pathology


AACC Urges Congress to Ensure That All COVID-19 Tests Are Covered by Insurance Now That FDA Has Released Guidance That Will Expand Testing Access

On March 16, FDA updated its guidance on COVID-19 testing to allow clinical labs to create and perform COVID-19 tests without pursuing FDA emergency use authorization (EUA). AACC commends this decision, which will help speed the expansion of COVID-19...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


Families First Coronavirus Response Act Would Prohibit Insurers from Paying for Some COVID-19 Tests

AACC greatly values the work that the U.S. House of Representatives has done to support American families in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and is supportive of the goals of H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. However, we a...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


Association for Molecular Pathology Calls on Senate to Close Coverage Gaps for Clinical Laboratory Testing in Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostic professional society, today released a statement on H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, as passed by the House of Representatives on March 14,...

– Association for Molecular Pathology


“Families First Coronavirus Response Act” risks limited testing, surprise patient billing

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) represents swift action by the House of Representatives to bolster federal responses to the spread of coronavirus and aims to reduce the pandemic’s impacts on Americans’ safety and financial...

– Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)


S&T Announces Winner in the $250K Escape Respirator Challenge

DHS S&T announced the grand prize winner of the Escape Respirator Prize Challenge.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate


Reduced hours, shared work could reduce trauma of mass layoffs

– Cornell University


Coronavirus Stimulus Legislation Should Target Individual Needs First: Maryland Smith Expert

– University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business


Criminal Justice Expert Available to Discuss Coronavirus and the U.S. Justice System

– University at Albany, State University of New York


Finance expert available to discuss paid leave, rental delinquency, impacts on small business amid coronavirus epidemic

– University of Colorado Boulder


Trump adopts liberal policy: Direct payments to 'grease the economy'

– Cornell University


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss 2020 Census

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Fed must elastically supply liquidity to ensure functioning of markets, sufficient cash for businesses

– University of Notre Dame


Disruption of sports has ‘substantial, uncertain’ impact on long-term broadcast rights, ticket sales, fan attendance, says WVU economist

– West Virginia University


International Policy


The Killing of Qasem Soleimani

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Steven A. Cook, Philip H. Gordon, and Ray Takeyh join host James M. Lindsay to discuss the killing of Qasem Soleimani and its consequences for the Middle East.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "The Killing of Qasem Soleimani", The President's Inbox, January 7, 2019.


Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mackenzie Eaglen and William D. Hartung join host James M. Lindsay to discuss defense spending.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Spend Less on Defense?", The President's Inbox, January 14, 2020.


Should the United States Rethink Its Relationship with Saudi Arabia?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Yasmine Farouk and Bernard Haykel join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Rethink Its Relationship with Saudi Arabia?", The President's Inbox, January 28, 2020.


What Should U.S. Policy Toward China Be?

In this episode of our special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, Mira Rapp-Hooper and Michael D. Swaine join host James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. policy toward China.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "What Should U.S. Policy Toward China Be?", The President's Inbox, February 4, 2020.


Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. This week, I discussed the U.S. role in Afghanistan with Carter Malkasian, former special assistant for strategy to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Barnett Rubin, senior fellow and...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?", The President's Inbox, February 25, 2020.


The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use of technology by authoritarian regimes. Kendall-Ta...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor", The President's Inbox, March 6, 2020.


The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discu...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller", The President's Inbox, March 10, 2020.


The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky

Thomas J. Bollyky, director of CFR’s Global Health program and senior fellow for global health, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the World Health Organization’s newly declared pandemic, COVID-19.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "The Coronavirus Pandemic, With Tom Bollyky", The President's Inbox, March 17, 2020.


Former US ambassador to Poland available to comment on diplomatic implications of US European travel ban

– Indiana University


2020 U.S. Election


COVID-19 threatens 2020 election; WVU political scientist urges feds to explore voting alternatives

– West Virginia University


Acclaimed political scientist available to comment on elections in crises

– Indiana University

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