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Friday, April 3, 2020

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New Report Explores Fiscal Issues Related to NYC Teachers Retirement System

Report looks at New York City Teachers’ Retirement System, the second largest of New York City’s five major employee pension plans.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 31-Mar-2020 at 11:00 ET

The Coronavirus and The Cities

New data mapping shows that the path of the pandemic in U.S. is predictable, with date of outbreak and population density cited as key factors.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 03-Apr-2020 at 11:00 ET

Republican Governors Delayed Key COVID-19 Social Distancing Measures

New research by the University of Washington examines factors that contributed to decision-making by governors in all 50 states to combat the novel coronavirus.

– University of Washington


FSU study finds no media bias when it comes to story selection

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: April 1, 2020 | 11:22 am | SHARE: For as long as there have been news media, there have been allegations that journalists are biased and slant stories to fit their views. While many studies have explored this is...

– Florida State University

Science Advances

COVID-19: Visualizing regional indicators for better decision making

IIASA researchers are working to visualize key demographic and socioeconomic information to help inform decisions by health professionals, governments, and policymakers to address the crisis.

– International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

COVID-19 crisis estimated to impact Massachusetts state finances

A new policy brief from the Center for State Policy Analysis (cSPA) at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life provides detailed, non-partisan estimates of the devastating impact that the COVID-19 crisis will have on tax revenues in the state ...

– Tufts University

Estimating the shortfall in Massachusetts tax revenues

New Yorkers think feds not doing enough for the city and state

A majority (56%) of New York City residents did not think the assistance provided by the federal government for NYC and the state as a whole is sufficient to manage the current coronavirus crisis.

– CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Journal of Health Communication

COVID-19 provides fertile breeding ground for conspiracy theories

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the spread of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus threatens to undermine legitimate efforts to combat the disease and cause lasting harm, warn researchers at Texas State University.

– Texas State University

FDA Approves First Plasma Therapy for Houston Methodist COVID-19 Patient

Houston Methodist received FDA approval Saturday to become the first academic medical center in the nation to transfuse donated plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient into a critically ill patient. This treatment was fast-tracked to the bedside ove...

– Houston Methodist

Ohio's Electric Cooperatives on how COVID-19 pandemic has impacted rural Ohio

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– Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives

“Phase 4” coronavirus relief package is necessary and must address three points, expert says

Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance, said the just-passed Phase Three package should be sufficient to stabilize the economy and emphasized the need for Phase Four, which he said “will bring some stimulus to aggregate demand if there is a gover...

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– University of Notre Dame

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Urges U.S. Government to Address Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment During Global Medical Crisis

CHICAGO – During the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, urges the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address crucial pers...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Academy’s COVID-19 Nutrition Resource Center

CMS Suspends Supervision Requirements for CRNAs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended physician supervision requirements for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)—an action that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) deems a critica...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

ATS Opposes Trump Administration Roll Back of Vehicle Emissions and Mileage Requirements

The Trump Administration’s decision to roll back emission and mileage standards for cars and trucks is bad for respiratory health.

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

FSU political science researcher to examine law in time of COVID-19 crisis

By: Rob Nixon | Published: April 2, 2020 | 3:13 pm | SHARE: A Florida State University researcher and her colleagues have earned a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public support for the r...

– Florida State University

University of Redlands professor says 'there is simply no way to justify the Trump Administration's new fuel economy standards.'

– University of Redlands

COVID-19 Expert Panel: Italy flattens the curve as the U.S. becomes epicenter. What have we learned and where do we go from here? Media invited to attend and ask questions.

– Newswise

COVID-19 Expert Panel 4-2-2020

As unemployment soars, subsidized work is the best path forward

– Cornell University

Renewables take a blow from coronavirus, but recovery expected

– Cornell University

'Evidence-based national direction’ still largely lacking in federal coronavirus response, government policy expert says

– Virginia Tech

Humanitarian supply chain expert on mitigating COVID-19 disruption

– DePaul University

Even $2 trillion may not be enough: Scholars weigh in on stimulus package, unemployment benefits, small business & industry loans, & individual checks

– Washington University in St. Louis

Rutgers Economist on Stimulus Bill: "We patched the hole short-term."

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

Coronavirus relief dollars will help produce medical supplies, direct patient impact will take time, Notre Dame expert says

– University of Notre Dame

International Policy

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

China's control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

China's control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days and, by interrupting transmission nationwide, prevented more than 700,000 infections across...

– Penn State University


In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks

A new analysis of more than 2,500 fake ads posted by the Russian troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, shows fear and anger work remarkably well to draw clicks. With the 2020 election approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic wearing on, the troll...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

Notre Dame expert says coronavirus economy could bring U.S. shale market to its knees, break up OPEC

– University of Notre Dame

2020 U.S. Election

Fake Russian Twitter accounts politicized discourse about vaccines

Activity from phony Twitter accounts established by the Russian Internet Research Agency between 2015 and 2017 may have contributed to politicizing Americans’ position on the nature and efficacy of vaccines, a health care topic which has not histor...

– University at Buffalo

American Journal of Public Health

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

Like everything else, primaries and conventions face uncertain future

– Virginia Tech





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