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Newswise Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Wire 23-Mar-2020
 

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.

COVID-19 Expert Panel: Children's Health, Mental Health, and Education During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Monday March 23 at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom - https://newswiselive.zoom.us/j/7459578068

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.


23-Mar-2020


UAH joins supercomputing effortto find drugs effective against COVID-19

A professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is part of an effort led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee that applies the power of supercomputers to screen compounds for effec...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Embargo expired on 23-Mar-2020 at 10:00 ET


COVID-19 Expert Panel: Children's Health, Mental Health, and Education During the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Expert Panel scheduled for Monday March 23 at 2 PM EDT, Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions

– Newswise

Newswise Live Expert Panel March 23 at 2 PM EDT


Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Research Team Participates in First External Evaluation of Groundbreaking Covid-19 Test

Rutgers University researchers have completed the first evaluation of a new rapid COVID-19 test, which was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The test, developed by CEPHEID, a U.S. molecular diagnostics company is v...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


We’re dealing with COVID-19, but what’s a virus in the first place?

Everybody knows by now that the United States and the world are in the grip of one of the dangerous coronaviruses called COVID-19, but what’s a virus and how can it make us feel ill? Why do our bodies react the way they do? Are viruses alive?

– University of Alabama Huntsville

20-Mar-2020


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


Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus

People around the world are isolating themselves to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But there is another way those confined to their homes — but connected online — can join the fight against the novel coronavirus. Led by computational biophysic...

– Washington University in St. Louis


COVID-19 response and communications must be directed by public health officials

In the United States today, healthcare providers seem appropriately confused about present and future issues concerning coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

– Elsevier

American Journal of Medicine


MTU Engineering Team Joins Open-source Ventilator Movement

HardwareX has an open call for papers to build an open-source, 3D-printed ventilator and other COVID-19 medical hardware. They need ideas, printers, medical experts and a synthetic lung.

– Michigan Technological University

Science


COVID-19: the US Perspective

Dr. T. Sloane Guy describes how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting hospitals and patients in the US and what it means for the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


UC San Diego Partners with 5 Leading Diagnostics Manufacturers to Boost COVID-19 Testing

Partnering with five diagnostics manufacturers, UC San Diego is significantly ramping up testing for COVID-19, projecting capacity to complete up to 1,500 tests daily within two to three weeks.

– University of California San Diego Health


Funerals Pose Challenges Amid ‘Social Distancing’ and Travel Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While a huge focus is on health and mortality during the coronavirus outbreak, not to be forgotten are those who are grappling with death from natural causes, diseases, accidents and crime. Funerals and visitations are the customary means of support ...

– Baylor University


As stay-at-home orders increase, so do feelings of loneliness and depression

To stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the governing bodies of cities and states across the country are ordering people to stay home. But studies have shown that the loneliness and depression that may result from social isolation impacts not...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


COVID-19: Can the Science of Aging Move Us Forward?

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation and the world, the role that geroscience may play in boosting immunity in older adults and lessening the severity of age-related diseases will be explored by a panel of leading experts in the webinar, COVID-...

Expert Available

– American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)

19-Mar-2020


VIDEOS AND TRANSCRIPTS AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Causes, Consequences, and Solutions: Exploring the Unanswered Questions with Newswise Live Expert Panel

Newswise Live Expert Panel discussion of unique angles to the COVID-19 outbreak of interest to the public and the media, including public health, testing, business and financial markets, 2020 elections, and more.

– Newswise

Newswise Live Expert Panel - Register to Attend


Encourage exercise but steer clear of screens: keeping kids busy in pandemic

As social distancing policies come into play and schools progressively cancel sports, excursions and extra-curricular activities, UniSA experts are cautioning parents that filling this void with additional screen time could be detrimental to their ch...

– University of South Australia


Coronavirus reproduction number remains dangerously high globally, according to statistical models

The reproduction number of the novel coronavirus is still at a dangerously high level requiring greater public health interventions, according to data analyzed by a group including associate professor George Mohler from the School of Science at IUPUI...

– Indiana University


Understanding How COVID-19 Affects Children Vital to Slowing Pandemic, Doctors Say

Though COVID-19 so far appears to be largely sparing children, researchers are cautioning that it is critical to understand how the virus affects kids to model the pandemic accurately, limit the disease’s spread and ensure the youngest patients get...

– University of Virginia Health System

Pediatrics


Public Health Leadership Paramount to Emerging Coronavirus Pandemic

In the 1960s, public health officials led the U.S. and worldwide efforts that resulted in smallpox becoming the first human disease ever eradicated from the face of the earth. FAU researchers and collaborators discuss the urgent need for public healt...

– Florida Atlantic University

The American Journal of Medicine


New COVID-19 info for gastroenterologists and patients

A paper published today in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology by clinicians at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai outlines key information gastroenterologists and patients with chronic digestive conditions need to know about COVID-19, or c...

– American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Feeling obligated can impact relationships during social distancing

In a time where many are practicing social distancing from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation -- from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor --...

– Michigan State University

Sage Journals


A faster test for COVID-19

Hoping to save front-line medical staff a lot of time, Canadian specialists in biomedical chemistry work on a new screening test for the virus.

– Universite de Montreal


Recommendations for Pregnant Women During COVID-19

Pregnant women should stay in touch with physicians via telemedicine as needed, and keep precautionary distancing measures.

– Thomas Jefferson University

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM


Pandemic Panic

After the Ebola virus tore through western Africa in 2015, two UC Santa Barbara researchers studied the xenophobia of the disease generated among people who had almost zero chance of being infected by it.

– University of California, Santa Barbara

Psychological Science


NHMU helps students impacted by school closures with Research Quest Live

The Natural History Museum of Utah is now offering an interactive version of its award-winning free online education program, Research Quest, to students throughout Utah and the country. Research Quest Live allows for students to have live sessions w...

– University of Utah

Research Quest Live


The Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women

The CAP's Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine published an analysis of pregnant women with COVID-19 and the health of their infants, authored by David A. Schwartz, MD. FCAP.

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


American Academy of Dermatology Shares Hand Washing Tips Amid Covid-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, health officials have been urging Americans to wash their hands at every opportunity. Hand washing is critical to the effort to stop the spread of the virus. However, a side effect of frequent hand ...

– American Academy of Dermatology


COVID-19 recommendations for patients receiving anti-cancer immunotherapies

Could medicines that activate the immune system protect against COVID-19 infection?

– University of Colorado Cancer Center


APS Journal Research Related to Epidemics: Publicly Available Online

The Association for Psychological Science has made previously published journal research pertaining to epidemics and related health issues publicly available.

– Association for Psychological Science


Facts versus fiction – breaking down COVID-19 myths

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, rumors and misinformation about the virus seem to be spreading just as quickly, if not more quickly, than the virus itself. In the midst of a pandemic, false information can be dangerous and lead to panic, making it di...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care

Answers from trusted sources regarding macular degeneration care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

– American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF)


Leading chloroquine scientists weigh in on drug as possible COVID-19 treatment

“Two independent sources with the same scientific finding make you think it’s true,” says Jean Mulcahy-Levy, MD, investigator at CU Cancer Center and associate professor in the CU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.

– University of Colorado Cancer Center


Parents shouldn’t feel they have to be teachers, too

In the wake of COVID-19, children across the country were sent home from school, many with suggested assignments and learning activities. The last thing parents should do is stress themselves about making their child complete all of these school assi...

Expert Available

– Ohio State University


Anticipation, Preparation, Resilience – Key Lessons from COVID-19 for Organizations

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor Kathleen Sutcliffe, a leading expert in organization theory, gives low marks to public and private entities for how they’ve responded to the coronavirus threat and outbreak.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

18-Mar-2020


JNCCN: How to Manage Cancer Care during COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance share lessons learned from early experiences treating people with cancer during COVID-19 outbreak via free online article in JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

JNCCN.org

Embargo expired on 18-Mar-2020 at 08:05 ET


Why social distancing is so difficult; how research explains our behavior

John McArthur, an expert on social distancing, explains why the behavior is so difficult, and how we can convince ourselves to do it anyway.

– Furman University


Pooling Method for Accelerated Testing of COVID-19

Israeli scientists have successfully tested a method for dramatically increasing current COVID-19 testing capacities. Known as pooling, the method enables simultaneous testing of dozens of samples. Its implementation could greatly accelerate testing ...

– American Technion Society


New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists The New England Jour...

– NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

New England Journal of Medicine


Webinars with patients-survey: 73% with chronic illnesses feel more COVID-19 risk

As the global pandemic continues and its impact increasingly disrupts daily life in the U.S., a new ongoing survey launched this week reveals specific concerns about the novel coronavirus among people living with chronic illnesses, who feel these con...

– Health Perspectives Group


Strategies for health care response to COVID-19 shared by Chinese anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologists treating patients at the forefront of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Wuhan, China, share valuable lessons for other practitioners as the wave of coronavirus infections rolls through other countries. Their first-hand accounts...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ANESTHESIOLOGY


VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Newswise Live COVID-19 Expert Panel 3-16-2020

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: the Hong Kong Perspective

Dr. Alan D. L. Sihoe offers an international perspective on COVID-19 and shares his personal experience and thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Hong Kong and what it means for the rest of the world.

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


Physicists test coronavirus particles against temperature, humidity

One of the biggest unknowns about coronavirus is how changing seasons will affect its spread. Physicists from the University of Utah have received a NSF grant to create individual coronavirus particles without a genome. They’ll test how the structu...

– University of Utah


Staying Physically Active during the COVID-19 Pandemic

American College of Sports Medicine shares resources to help individuals and families stay active at home and meet recommended guidelines for physical activity

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


Older adults need to stay in touch to avoid loneliness during social distancing

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., social distancing is now the byword for prevention. But for older adults who may already be experiencing loneliness, further isolation could be bad for their health.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


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.


The Medical Minute: Tips, resources for talking with children about COVID-19

There are many ways to help ease children’s anxieties and educate them about coronavirus (COVID-19).

– Penn State Health


Tips for working from home with kids

Two University of Georgia family and education experts/faculty have a few recommendations to keep your kids engaged and hopefully provide opportunities to get work done.

Expert Available

– University of Georgia


Washing Wear: Five Ways to Keep Your Hands from Drying and Cracking

Now more than ever, hand-washing is important. As we work to battle the further spread of what is now a global pandemic, hand hygiene is our number weapon.

Expert Available

– Rush University Medical Center

17-Mar-2020


COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins

The following are various story ideas regarding the COVID-19 illness. To interview Johns Hopkins experts on these topics or others, contact JHMedia@jhmi.edu.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


COVID-19: The immune system can fight back

Melbourne researchers have mapped immune responses from one of Australia's first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, showing the body's ability to fight the virus and recover from the infection.

– University of Melbourne

Nature Medicine


Coronavirus-infected patients needing emergency surgery: Anesthesia standards

Physicians describe the standardized procedure of surgical anesthesia for patients with COVID-19 infection requiring emergency surgery to minimize the risk of virus spread and reduce lung injury in a Letter to the Editor published in Surgical Infecti...

– Mary Ann Liebert

Surgical Infections


Experts stress radiology preparedness for COVID-19

Today, the journal Radiology published the policies and recommendations of a panel of experts on radiology preparedness during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health crisis.

– Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Radiology


Chinese case study suggests COVID-19 is not transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborns

Finally, some good news has emerged about the novel coronavirus that has spread to about 50 countries across the world.

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Pediatrics


Infographic: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Italy

On February 20, 2020, a young man in the Lombardy region of Italy was admitted with an atypical pneumonia that later proved to be COVID-19. In the next 24 hours there were 36 more cases, none of whom had contact with the first patient or with anyone ...

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA, Published online March 17, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4344


American Society of Anesthesiologists & Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Issue Statement on Non-urgent Surgical, Diagnostic, and Interventional Procedures

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) today announced recommendations for facilities in areas with growing rates of COVID-19 to reduce non-urgent surgical, diagnostic, and interventional p...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


How to Take Care of Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

A Rutgers mental health expert discusses ways to stay engaged and healthy

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Cornell experts view coronavirus via multidisciplinary lenses

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives and institutions around the world in numerous ways, and Cornell faculty members have shared their expertise on everything from the virus itself, to workplace issues such as personal hygiene and paid sick le...

– Cornell University


Cornellians rally to support each other during transition

After Cornell’s March 10 announcement that it would move to virtual instruction due to the coronavirus, Manisha Munasinghe circulated a spreadsheet on Twitter inviting fellow graduate students to help undergraduates grappling with the transition.

– Cornell University


Tips for proper leftover food safety techniques

If you are doing more cooking than usual due to coronavirus-related concerns, it’s important to make sure leftovers are stored properly.

– University of Georgia


The Department of Energy Tackling the Challenge of Coronavirus

The Department of Energy has a vital role to play in the national response to COVID-19. Researchers have already used tools at national laboratories to make major inroads to analyzing the virus and its spread.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science


Managing stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

While we are all focusing on taking care of our physical health as the outbreak of COVID-19 develops, it’s also important to keep our mental health a priority.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Creating a new normal for kids during the uncertainties of COVID-19

The list of schools canceling classes indefinitely is growing, and day-to-day life has been disrupted like never before – all because of increased social distancing measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. This lack of routine, coupled with the fea...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Wash your hands, clean your phone

As we look to minimize the spread of COVID-19 across the country, let’s not forget the mobile devices – the fomites – we carry around with us every day. Yes, wash your hands, but just as importantly, clean your phones.

Expert Available

– Rush University Medical Center


Baylor Gerontology Expert Shares Tips to Care for Aging Population During Coronavirus Pandemic

James Ellor, Ph.D., The Dorothy Barfield Kronzer Endowed Professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is an expert on working with older adults as well as disaster behavioral health. He said it’s important in this time...

Expert Available

– Baylor University

16-Mar-2020


Aversion to Risk by R&D Managers May Hurt U.S. Economic Prospects

While concerns loom over an impending recession caused by the spread of COVID-19, policymakers and business leaders have implemented radical strategies, such as slashing interest rates to invigorate the U.S.’s weakened economy. Research and Develo...

– University of California San Diego

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)


Researchers developing coronavirus detection system to screen travelers

Researchers at Missouri S&T are developing an airborne-biohazard system that could help screeners spot air travelers with lung diseases due to coronavirus and other viruses. Professors in electrical and computer engineering are using machine learning...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology


Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition: COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows across the US, Penn Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist and Penn Medicine’s Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, a social epidemiologist, join Amplify Nursing to discuss the...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Amplify Nursing


Family Quality Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With many schools closed as a measure against the spread of coronavirus, and many parents working remotely, families can incorporate a variety of activities — including educational ones — to keep kids engaged and ready to continue learning when t...

– Baylor University


AANA Updates COVID-19 Resources for Anesthesia Professions

As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic unfolds, healthcare professionals such as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are facing an unprecedented, ever-evolving crisis.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


COVID-19: Do not forget the host in treating this disease

From reading the literature primarily out of China, many of the severely ill coronavirus-infected patients appear to have clinical and laboratory features of a cytokine storm syndrome, or CSS, which is frequently fatal.

Expert Available

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Policy and Public Affairs


AANA, ASA and APSF Issue Joint Statement on Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic

As anesthesia professionals are at an increased risk of exposure in caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the AANA, the ASA, and APSF issued a joint statement today on the best use of personal protective equipment during the pandemic.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


ASA, APSF and AANA Issue Joint Statement on Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic

As anesthesia professionals are at an increased risk of exposure in caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and American Association of Nurse Anesthetis...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


A Message to Asthma Sufferers About a Shortage of Albuterol Metered Dose Inhalers

Certain areas of the country are experiencing shortages of albuterol inhalers. There are options for asthma sufferers who can't get an inhaler.

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)


White Paper—Stopping COVID-19: Short-Term Actions for Long-Term Impact

Coronavirus infections in the United States are doubling faster than other nations, according to a white paper authored by a group including MITRE’s infectious disease analytics team. As such, stronger actions are required by state and federal gove...

– MITRE


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


American Association of Endodontists Provides Considerations for Dental and Endodontic Care Amid COVID-19

The AAE announced several recommended considerations to its 8,000-plus endodontist and dentist members amid COVID-19.

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)


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)


Announcements


CEL-SCI to Develop LEAPS COVID-19 Immunotherapy in Collaboration with University of Georgia Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Initial studies with COVID-19 coronavirus aim to replicate prior successful preclinical experiments of LEAPS against H1N1pandemic flu in mice conducted with National Institutes for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

– Cel-Sci Corp


Keck Medicine of USC Announces New Measures to Combat COVID-19

In response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in California, Keck Medicine of USC is taking several new measures to combat the virus.

– Keck Medicine of USC


AANA CEO Attends White House Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Response

The chief executive officer of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, met with members of the Trump Administration March 18 to convey the top priorities of nurses and other healthcare providers.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


AACC Launches Directory of U.S. Labs That Are Performing COVID-19 Testing

To facilitate rapid identification of COVID-19 cases, AACC has launched a directory of U.S. clinical laboratories that are, or will be, performing testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This directory is designed to help healthcare p...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


American College of Surgeons offers triage guidance for non-emergent surgical procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak

ACS has released “COVID-19: Guidance for Triage of Non-emergent Surgical Procedures” to provide surgeons with additional guidance.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)


Mercy Receives Emergency State Approval to Construct a New Hospital Floor in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Medical Center sought and received an Emergency Certificate of Need approval from the Maryland Health Care Commission to construct a new 32-bed acute care unit on the 17th floor of the hospital’s main inpati...

– Mercy Medical Center


Creighton University Provost announces one-year extension for tenure probationary period

Time and effort to pivot to online course delivery due to the national outbreak of COVID-19 could detract from the necessary research and scholarship activities of faculty.

– Creighton University


TODAY Live Webcast: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Experts on Coronavirus at 11:30 A.M.

Panelists will discuss the very latest insights about the coronavirus, including the importance of social distancing and testing options.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Tulane University launches Outbreak Daily newsletter

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has launched Tulane Outbreak Daily, a curated daily wrap-up of the timeliest and most relevant news and data focused on emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19.

– Tulane University


Higher Education Events


Rutgers Medical Students Share Virtual Celebration on Residency Match Day

As COVID-19 concerns resulted in cancellations of events throughout the state, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School made plans for an alternate, online event that would enable students, faculty and staff—as well as family and friends—to sha...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Expert Pitch


COVID-19 Expert Panel Series: Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions Monday, March 23 at 2 PM EDT

– Newswise


10 Tips for Self-Care While Sheltering in Place

– California State University, Fullerton


5 Ways Scientists Are Addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

– University of Utah Health


COVID-19 big picture: For many years, Pinar Keskinocak has studied how society and the nation handle pandemics.

– Georgia Institute of Technology


UAlbany Experts Available to Discuss Psychological Impacts of COVID-19

– University at Albany, State University of New York


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss the Emotional Toll of Social Distancing

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Alternative modes of transportation can help with social distancing, good health and wellness

– Virginia Tech


Rensselaer Team Seeks Alternative Approach to Controlling Viruses

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


EXPERT PITCH: School counseling expert offers advice for managing children’s anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic

– West Virginia University


Ten tips for keeping your family on track during the COVID-19 pandemic

– West Virginia University


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Roles of Inequities and Denial in COVID-19

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Helping Young Investors Stay Calm During Bear Market

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Marriott CEO salary cut a ‘new best practice’ amid coronavirus pandemic

– Cornell University


Expert in aging offers tips for interacting with older family and friends during COVID-19 spread

– Virginia Tech


Social Media While Social Distancing: A How-To Guide

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Minimizing your risk of exposure to the coronavirus is key, expert says

– Virginia Tech


Mandatory social distancing likely America’s required defense against COVID-19, expert says

– Virginia Tech


UCLA pediatrician discusses how COVID-19 affects children and those around them

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


Reduced hours, shared work could reduce trauma of mass layoffs

– Cornell University


Mental health expert available to discuss tips for easing COVID-19 anxiety

– Virginia Tech


Tips for fact checking information sharing about COVID-19 on social media

– Virginia Tech


Teaching opportunities in wake of school closures around COVID-19: IU experts available to discuss

– Indiana University


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

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


A silver lining of social distancing and quarantine? Better air quality. @HopkinsEngineer has an expert on atmospheric air pollution who can discuss how and to what extent social distancing and quarantine measures affect air pollution.

– Johns Hopkins University


Sex, intimacy, etiquette during the coronavirus pandemic

– Indiana University


Dental professionals at increased risk of exposure to novel coronavirus

– West Virginia University


Policy expert available to discuss trust in government during the coronavirus crisis

– Michigan Technological University


Coronavirus crisis: governments, organizations need to get creative to avoid healthcare rationing

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


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

– University at Albany, State University of New York


Tourism expert available to discuss impact of COVID-19 on travel

– Indiana University


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Supply Chain Amidst Coronavirus

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Celebrities, athletes and public figures with COVID-19 influence public perception of the virus

– West Virginia University


Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, comments on airline industry financial outlook

– Wichita State University


These 5 Coping Strategies Can Help Employees Keep a Healthy Mindset

– McLean Hospital


Some good news: Livestock and poultry appear to be safe from COVID-19

– Iowa State University


Rutgers Expert Available to Speak on COVID-19 and Victims of Abuse

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Rapidly changing pandemic requires extra care in employee communication

– Virginia Tech


University of Redlands psychologist talks about depression and how people cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.

– University of Redlands


"It is the demand side and financial markets that need to be taken most seriously," says University of Redlands Professor Nathaniel Cline about the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

– University of Redlands


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Physical Activity and Health During COVID-19 Crisis

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Moving online in response to coronavirus: Best practices for adapting courses

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


Social Spacing: Tips On Deepening Connections & Staying Safe, Sane Amid Coronavirus

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


EXPERT PITCH: Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation

– West Virginia University


Why is social distancing so hard? Because it goes against every cultural norm of human communication. @FurmanU prof John McArthur explains why, and why we should do it anyway.

– Furman University


Air, cruise and lodging: COVID-19 disrupts the tourism industry

– Cornell University


Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina: Some populations at higher risk during COVID-19 pandemic

– West Virginia University


This Video Game Can Teach You How to Bring a Vaccine to Market

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


COVID-19 check: Wearing latex medical gloves not enough, says hygiene expert

– Case Western Reserve University


Personal data a target for exploitation as COVID-19 forces more users online

– Cornell University


Virtual astronomy: Coronavirus sparks new model for scientific conferences

– Cornell University


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

– West Virginia University


Loneliness in the time of the coronavirus

– University of Delaware


Business expert cautions against making general assessments about COVID-19’s economic impact

– Indiana University


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Importance of Accuracy of Coronavirus Testing

– Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University


Media Advisory: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital experts available to offer parents advice related to COVID-19

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan


Rutgers Expert Offers Tips on How to Maintain Good Nutrition During Social Distancing Due to Coronavirus

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Embargo expired on 17-Mar-2020 at 08:30 ET


Compassion meditation may ease anxieties related to coronavirus, says WVU meditation expert

– West Virginia University


UAlbany Emergency Management, Public Health Experts Available to Discuss COVID-19

– University at Albany, State University of New York


Acclaimed political scientist available to comment on elections in crises

– Indiana University


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

– University of Colorado Boulder


Amidst COVID-19, transportation disruptions pose biggest threat to food supply

– Cornell University


Psychologist available to discuss talking to kids about COVID-19

– Indiana University


Social distancing means more online shopping and that's good for climate change, right? Maybe not...

– University of Delaware


Tips for managing stress during the coronavirus crisis

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Christianity’s Response to COVID-19

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


How the move to online classrooms will change teaching

– George Washington University


Advice for parents tackling at-home learning during coronavirus school closures

– West Virginia University


Aerosol expert measuring airborne viruses and removing them from enclosed spaces

– Washington University in St. Louis


WashU Expert: Stuck in the house for a while? Here are some tips

– Washington University in St. Louis


COVID-19 hits economy hard but sets digital tech up for market boom

– Cornell University


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

– Cornell University


Social media an unlikely hero for mental health in COVID-19 isolation

– Cornell University


Getting the most from your food budget during the coronavirus pandemic

– West Virginia University


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

– University of Notre Dame


Rutgers Scholar Available to Discuss Children’s Screen Time During COVID-19

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Rutgers Education Expert Available to Discuss Remote Learning

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Rutgers Expert Discusses How Community Faith-Based Organizations Can Prepare For COVID-19

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Separating social media fact from fiction is essential to avoid chaos during COVID-19 crisis

– West Virginia University


Experts available to comment on telecommuting's impact on business, shareholders, and protections for employees who can't work remotely

– Indiana University


COVID-19: Disaster researchers can comment on infants, at-risk populations, chronically ill and animals

– University of Delaware


Miscellaneous


Stopping the Spread of COVID-19

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA. Published online March 20, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4269


Digestive Symptoms Are Prominent Among COVID-19 Patients Reveals Study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The American Journal of Gastroenterology

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