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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Newswise Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Wire 14-Apr-2020

This special edition of the Newswise Wires provides up-to-date news and experts on the developing coronavirus outbreak known as COVID-19.

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Coronavirus brings dawn of digital healthcare

In the editorial, 'COVID-19: A new digital dawn?', published in the journal Digital Health (SAGE Publications), researchers from our Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, University of Warwick (together with colleagues from Warwick Medical School, ...

– University of Warwick

Digital Health

Could inhibiting the DPP4 enzyme help treat coronavirus?

Researchers and clinicians are scrambling to find ways to combat COVID-19, including new therapeutics and eventually a vaccine. In a commentary published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Miller School of Medicine professor and ...

– University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Study finds remdesivir effective against a key enzyme of coronavirus that causes COVID-19

Scientists at the University of Alberta have shown that the drug remdesivir is highly effective in stopping the replication mechanism of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to new research published today in the Journal of Biological Chem...

– University of Alberta

Journal of Biological Chemistry

UNH Research Finds Rural Areas with Seasonal Homes Hit Hard by COVID-19

In a nationwide effort to get people to stay at home and not travel between states or to vacation homes, new research out of the University of New Hampshire finds rural counties across the United States with high numbers of seasonal homes saw higher ...

– University of New Hampshire

Rural Areas with Seasonal Homes Hit Hard by COVID-19

Cornell center helps confirm COVID-19 in Bronx Zoo tiger

A 4-year-old tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 on April 5, the diagnosis confirmed thanks in part to an assist from Cornell’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC).

– Cornell University

NIH-funded MD2K Center releases app that alerts user if close contact with COVID-19 cases

Researchers at the University of Memphis-based Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) have introduced a new mobile app that may support physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. MD2K is supported by NIH with a grant a...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering


Wake Forest Baptist, Oracle, Javara launch community-based COVID-19 research study

In an effort to better fight COVID-19 in multiple regions of the country, Wake Forest Baptist Health has joined forces with Javara Inc. – a leading integrated clinical research organization headquartered in Winston-Salem – to conduct a community...

– Wake Forest Baptist Health

In Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic, a Crashing Wave of Neuropsychiatric Problems?

Researchers suggest that in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a host of neuropsychiatric challenges may remain — or emerge — for those recovering from COVID-19 infections.

– University of California San Diego Health

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

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

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Roswell Park to Offer Convalescent Plasma to Patients with Severe COVID-19

Roswell Park will offer plasma from the donated blood of healthy individuals who have had COVID-19 but have now fully recovered to patients with severe or life-threatening COVID-19 through an expanded access program authorized by the U.S. FDA.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

COVID-19 creates new dangers for police, says WVU criminologist, but opportunity awaits for police reform

James Nolan, professor of sociology at West Virginia University and former police officer, believes the COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity for police reform that could break the chains of outdated, and perhaps ineffective, approaches to ...

– West Virginia University

When you can't cough ― extra COVID-19 precautions for people with physical disabilities

People with conditions such as spinal cord injury, Lou Gehrig's disease and multiple sclerosis are at risk of developing severe respiratory problems related to COVID-19 because the muscles that help them breathe already may not function normally.

– Mayo Clinic

Working at Home a Pain in Your Neck? Try These Posture and Ergonomic Tips

Improving posture and ergonomics is a proactive way to take care of your body while working from home.

– American Chiropractic Association

Experts: 7 tips for entrepreneurs and small businesses amid COVID-19

Small businesses are the lifeblood of a community, but due to the impact of the coronavirus, they’re shuttering in enormous numbers. University at Buffalo School of Management experts share their insights to help entrepreneurs and local businesses ...

Expert Available

– University at Buffalo


UTHealth, Memorial Hermann seeking plasma donations from survivors of COVID-19

An experimental therapy to help patients recover from COVID-19 by transfusing plasma from virus survivors into critically ill patients is being investigated by physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for use ...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Embargo expired on 13-Apr-2020 at 09:00 ET

COVID-19: Cedars-Sinai Physician Co-Authors Analysis of Antiviral Drug

In a small group of patients hospitalized with severe complications of COVID-19 and treated with the experimental antiviral drug remdesivir, clinical improvement was observed in 68% of patients treated, according to an analysis co-authored by Jonatha...

– Cedars-Sinai

The New England Journal of Medicine

New process to identify existing drugs for potential COVID-19 treatments

EAST LANSING, Mich. – In late January, as the world watched the growing COVID-19 epidemic with increasing unease, a Michigan State University laboratory, which specializes in the use of artificial intelligence and big data to discover therapeutics ...

– Michigan State University


Potential COVID-19 test delivers results in less than 10 minutes

EAST LANSING, Mich. – As COVID-19 cases spike, the need for faster, more accessible testing is clear. Due to limited availability, many patients with symptoms — and their physicians — are left wondering whether they have the virus. Even when pa...

– Michigan State University

Loss of Smell and Taste Validated as COVID-19 Symptoms in Patients with High Recovery Rate

Researchers at UC San Diego Health publish the first empirical findings that strongly associate sensory loss and COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

– University of California San Diego Health

International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

‘I saw you were online’: How online status indicators shape our behavior

After surveying smartphone users, UW researchers found that many people misunderstand online status indicators but still carefully shape their behavior to control how they are displayed to others.

– University of Washington

2020 ACM CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

New Rutgers Saliva Test for Coronavirus Gets FDA Approval

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics and its collaborators for a new collection approach that utilizes saliva as the primary test biomaterial for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the first such appro...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

Two Major COVID-19 Clinical Trials Launched to Determine Effectiveness and Safety of Drugs in Treating Coronavirus

Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City have launched two vital clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of two drugs – hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin – to treat patients wi...

– Intermountain Healthcare

UChicago Medicine begins clinical trial to explore convalescent plasma transfusions for COVID-19 patients

The University of Chicago Medicine is launching a clinical trial to study whether blood plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 can be used to treat patients who are still in the hospital with severe disease symptoms.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist, Oracle, Javara launch community-based COVID-19 research study

In an effort to better fight COVID-19 in multiple regions of the country, Wake Forest Baptist Health has joined forces with Javara Inc. – a leading integrated clinical research organization headquartered in Winston-Salem – to conduct a community...

– Wake Forest Baptist Health

Data Visualization Tool Examines Community Factors Underlying COVID-19 Outcomes

A new data visualization tool examines how and why COVID-19 impacts regions differently. Using daily updated data, COVIDMinder compares community risks, mediation tools, and outcomes related to COVID-19 by state across the United States, and by count...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The Case For DIY Masks To Slow Coronavirus’ Spread

A small cluster physicist explains why DIY masks work and why even a bandana is better than nothing to fight the spread of COVID19.

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Rutgers Medical School Students Take Initiative during COVID-19 Pandemic

From dog walking and grocery runs to coordinating PPE donations and assisting with new telehealth initiatives, medical students at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are volunteering their assistance to support the healthcare workforce, pat...

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Digital Tool Helps Hospital Make Important Coronavirus Retest Decisions

The dearth of coronavirus tests and the many false negatives confront doctors with a difficult decision this new tool helps them make.

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Is It Allergies or COVID-19?

Spring allergies are in full force. So how do you know if your symptoms are due to allergies or the COVID-19 virus? In a new video, “How allergy symptoms differ from COVID-19,” Loyola Medicine allergist Rachna Shah, MD, outlines the different sym...

– Loyola Medicine

Tulane University librarians help provide critical information to WHO teams

Tulane University faculty member Dr. Lina Moses, a seasoned epidemiologist and disease ecologist in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, was deployed to Geneva where she worked on the COVID-19 response over the past two months. R...

– Tulane University

Working From Home Without Pain

According to physiatrist Max Fitzgerald, MD, we should focus on routines that prevent our muscles from getting tight and causing pain. This is increasingly important as we are dealing with both the emotional and physical toll of the COVID-19 pandemic...

– Rush University Medical Center

Why climate scientists are watching the world’s response to coronavirus

Climate scientists at Notre Dame say despite the challenge to collecting data, the current crisis is already spurring new proposals for research and revealing interesting parallels to the climate crisis that could provide valuable lessons for the fut...

– University of Notre Dame

UW team illustrates the adverse impact of visiting ‘just one friend’ during COVID-19 lockdown

"What's the harm in visiting just one friend?" A lot of people are asking that during times of social distancing. A new website illustrates how doing so would essentially reconnect most households in a community and provide conduits through which the...

– University of Washington

How to Practice Self-Care During the Pandemic

A Rutgers expert discusses how to maintain self-care habits during the public health crisis

Expert Available

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Tips to avoid overeating while working from home

Experts offer advice on how to avoid telecommuting weight gain

Expert Available

– University of Georgia

Why are the grocery store shelves empty?

Agricultural economist explains COVID-19 impact on food markets

Expert Available

– University of Georgia

Are Microneedles Revolutionizing the Way Vaccines Are Delivered?

Harvinder Gill, the Whitacre Endowed Chair of Science and Engineering and an associate professor of chemical engineering in Texas Tech University’s Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, explains what microneedles are, what makes them idea...

Expert Available

– Texas Tech University


Large majority of state’s heroin users want to reduce use; syringe programs helping during COVID-19 crisis

A new survey of people who inject illicit drugs in the state of Washington yields positive and important findings for policy makers as the world struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, said authors of the survey by the University of Washington ...

– University of Washington

Syringe Exchange Health Survey

Embargo expired on 10-Apr-2020 at 08:00 ET

FDA Approves COVID-19 Innovations; Ohio State Wexner Medical Center To Share Nationwide

The Food and Drug Administration has approved solutions created by scientists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center that both expand and accelerate COVID-19 testing across Ohio.

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Embargo expired on 10-Apr-2020 at 09:00 ET

Michigan Medicine launches weekly video series to support parents, families during COVID-19 pandemic

Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is supporting families during the pandemic through a weekly video series called “Thrive With Your Family” that will address parents’ top questions. Episodes will be broadcast on Tuesdays at noon...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

View and download Dr. Jenny Radesky’s video message about this new series here.

US approaching peak of ‘active’ COVID-19 cases, strain on medical resources, new modeling shows

A new data-driven mathematical model of the coronavirus pandemic predicts that the United States will peak in the number of “active” COVID-19 cases on or around April 20, marking a critical milestone on the demand for medical resources.

– University of Washington


UCLA clinical trial tests convalescent plasma as a potential COVID-19 treatment

UCLA has joined a nationwide effort to study whether convalescent plasma collected from people who have recovered from COVID-19 may yield a treatment for the deadly virus.

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

Professor Makes COVID-19 Acrylic Hoods for Hospital

A human-centered design professor at Northern Michigan University collaborated with an emergency room physician to create an extra shield of COVID-19 protection between patients and health care providers.

– Northern Michigan University

Hackensack Meridian Health Studying the Blood of COVID-19 Survivors

Convalescent plasma treatments could be a potential treatment method for COVID-19 cases

– Hackensack Meridian Health

ACI Launches Safe and Clean at Home Challenge

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched its new Safe and Clean at Home initiative, featuring daily cleaning challenges, tips and ideas to help all of us to clean smart while we’re spending so much more time around the house due to the corona...

– American Cleaning Institute

UCF and Orlando Health Partner with Stratasys to 3D-Print Critical PPE for Healthcare Providers

The University of Central Florida, Orlando Health and 3D printing company Stratasys are leading an effort to rapidly 3D-print critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure it is available for local healthcare professionals in their fight aga...

– University of Central Florida

Staying home? A geography expert in Buffalo creates a customizable 'coloring book' of city neighborhoods

Anyone can use the map. Kids can use the map as a learning activity by identifying their house; drawing in missing features, like cars, dogs or potholes; or color-coding their neighborhood according to themes such as the number of trees on a block.

– University at Buffalo

BIDMC enrolling patients in clinical trials evaluating existing drug as treatment for severe COVID-19

Physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now enrolling patients in a clinical trial to evaluate a potential treatment of patients with COVID-19. Part of a multi-site investigation, the trial is evaluating the safety and effica...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Repurposed Industrial Respirator Could Free Ventilators for COVID-19 Patients

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a helmet solution to provide support for COVID-19 patients, protect health care workers and safeguard hospital systems.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

UofL faculty member provides insight on importance of strengthening mental health in time of physical isolation and uncertainty

Physical isolation and social distancing have become the new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and strengthening psychological coping is as important as staying physically well.

Expert Available

– University of Louisville Health Science Center


COVID-19: Genetic network analysis provides 'snapshot' of pandemic origins

Researchers from Cambridge, UK, and Germany have reconstructed the early "evolutionary paths" of COVID-19 in humans - as infection spread from Wuhan out to Europe and North America - using genetic network techniques.

– University of Cambridge

Time to encourage people to wear face masks as a precaution, say experts

It's time to encourage people to wear face masks as a precautionary measure on the grounds that we have little to lose and potentially something to gain, say experts in The BMJ today.



New coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) mapped out

Jean and Peter Medawar wrote in 1977 that a virus is "simply a piece of bad news wrapped up in proteins." The "bad news" in the SARS-CoV-2 case is the new coronavirus carries its mysterious genome in the form of a very long ribonucleic acid (RNA) mol...

– Institute for Basic Science


Ad Astra Coalition created to help in the fight against COVID-19

A coalition of businesses and government partners, the Ad Astra Coalition has joined together to answer some of the challenges being created in Wichita and Kansas by the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition is co-led by Airbus Americas Engineering, Spiri...

– Wichita State University

West Virginia University partnerships help WVU Medicine community and beyond amidst personal protective equipment shortage

Josh Bintrim and Kelsey Crawford have worked in collaboration with Innovation Hub Director Gene Cilento, Assistant Director Kolin Brown and health care professionals at WVU Health Sciences Center to design surgical mask extenders, face shields and in...

– West Virginia University

Measuring the Risk Among Clinicians Who Intubate Patients with COVID-19

Penn launched the U.S. component of a global registry that aims to help protect health care providers who intubate patients with COVID-19 and quantify their risk of developing the disease. The intubateCOVID registry tracks exposures and outcomes amon...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Snail mail to Wi-Fi: Cornell University’s history of remote instruction

Generations before universities’ shift to online classes this semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cornell university was making strides in remote instruction – including some of the earliest, and one of the largest, distance learning progra...

– Cornell University

Financial stress higher than normal during pandemic

Most people weren't prepared for a financial emergency before the pandemic hit. Financial success expert offers tips on how to alleviate financial stress now.

– Creighton University

Mount Sinai Leading the Way in Innovative Stem Cell Therapy for COVID-19 Patients

Mount Sinai Health System is the first in the country to use an innovative allogeneic stem cell therapy in COVID-19 patients and will play a central role in developing and conducting a rigorous clinical trial for patients with severe acute respirator...

– Mount Sinai Health System

People with substance abuse among the most vulnerable during pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has rattled routines for both urban and rural residents, one group is fighting to gain ground while facing widespread shelter-in-place directives.

– Texas State University

COVID-19 survey: Who is doing best at following the rules?

Young people, heavy news consumers and liberals are engaging in more recommended coronavirus (COVID-19) preventative practices than older people, the less informed and conservatives, according to a new national survey conducted by University of Delaw...

– University of Delaware

University of Vermont Among First to Offer Early Graduation to Nursing Students to Help During Pandemic

The University of Vermont has given nursing students the option of early graduation so they can enter the nursing workforce and provide support to overstressed healthcare workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

– University of Vermont

Immunizing with plasma to combat COVID-19

Canada institutions are pooling their scientific expertise to develop an extraordinary immunization program using passive plasma to fight COVID-19.

– Universite de Montreal

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

Rutgers Researcher Partners with NYU in Creating Sleep Apnea Machine Alternative to Ventilators and a Virus-Trapping Hood

A Rutgers researcher is testing modified sleep apnea machines intended to help relieve the shortage of mechanical ventilators for COVID-19 patients and is testing a prototype for a second system called the NYU Tandon AirVENT. It is a portable, person...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

UVA Darden Grad’s Rhoback Apparel Company Shifts Focus to ‘Victory Mask’ Production

Rhoback, the line of stylish activewear owned and operated by University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumni Matt (MBA ’16) and Kristina Loftus (MBA ’17), has temporarily shifted much of its production from performance polo shirts, Q-Zip...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Retail Health Clinic Leaders Help Flatten the Curve of COVID-19

The actions taken by retail health clinics — small primary care clinics located within retail outlets like Walmart’s Care Clinics or CVS’ MinuteClinic — will have a significant impact on public safety, and their actions may prevent the COVID-...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Leading Virtually Is Emotional

The science of collective intelligence is clear: a positive emotional state enables the highest levels of performance. How do we reach that in the midst of social distancing and the anxiety the COVID-19 pandemic breeds? Here: practical steps to creat...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Policy and Public Affairs

The Need for FDA to Regulate Poorly Performing Commercial COVID-19 Tests Should Not Hinder Laboratory-Developed Tests

In the wake of FDA's decision to loosen its emergency use authorization criteria for COVID-19 tests, reports have now been surfacing about unreliable commercial COVID-19 serological tests. While this is a major concern, AACC wants to emphasize that t...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Joint Statement: A Call to Action for America to Fight COVID-19

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, with other healthcare organizations, has released a statement calling upon the government, private sector and all other Americans to “uphold their moral obligation by joining us in fighting the batt...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)


Coriell Institute for Medical Research Fills Gaps in COVID-19 Testing Materials Supply

Answering the growing need for additional testing, and in direct response to shortages encountered in testing kit supply pipelines, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research is now offering services to create viral testing collection tubes containin...

– Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Intermountain Healthcare COVID-19 Response Teams to Provide Support to New York Hospitals; 100 Caregivers Deploying This Week to Help NY Care for Coronavirus Patients

Intermountain Healthcare has created two COVID-19 Response Teams with 50 caregivers each that will deploy to the New York City area to assist hospitals this week. Intermountain has partnered with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Northwell Health, b...

– Intermountain Healthcare

Mount Sinai Launches App and First Campaign of The Resilience Project to Develop New Treatments and Preventive Care for Diseases

Lyme Campaign Seeks Participants Who Are ‘Resilient’ to the Tick-borne Disease

– Mount Sinai Health System

In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, Philanthropists Bolster Vaccine Research at Saint Louis University

As scientists and doctors around the country step up to meet the COVID-19 pandemic threat, a physician and a laboratory scientist are sending aid to the heart of the effort to develop a vaccine through a generous donation to Saint Louis University’...

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

Dealing with COVID-19 Anxiety & Stress on the Front Lines: Wolters Kluwer Podcasts Offer Physicians and Nurses Tools for Coping

Many frontline clinicians are finding themselves confronted with an often-overlooked aspect of pandemics like COVID-19 that can be as important as understanding its symptoms and progression – identifying and managing anxiety and stress in themselve...

– Wolters Kluwer Health

American Journal of Nursing

Penn State Center for Biodevices mobilizes for COVID-19 response

Mary Frecker, professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering and the Riess Chair in Engineering at Penn State, felt much of the same trepidation and anxiety that most are grappling with facing the emergence of COVID-19. But she realiz...

– Penn State College of Engineering

OADN and CastleBranch Partner to Assist Students with Returning to Clinical Rotations

OADN and CastleBranch Partner to Assist Students with Returning to Clinical Rotations

– Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

AACN Partners with CastleBranch to Fight Back Against COVID-19

CastleBranch has launched a new digital solution, CB COVID-19 Compliance, to enable AACN members to screen students for a fever – a common COVID-19 symptom, collect information on a student's travel and exposure to COVID-19, and provide educational...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Limbitless Solutions Temporarily Shifts Production from Creating Bionic Arms to Support Nationwide Coalition Producing Face Shields During COVID-19 Pandemic

Limbitless Solutions has shifted from making bionic arms for children to 3D printing components of face shields to health care workers and first-responders responding to the COVID-19.

– University of Central Florida

University of Maryland School of Medicine Launches New Large Scale COVID-19 Testing Initiative

– University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today the launch of a large-scale COVID-19 Testing Initiative that will significantly expand testing capability over the coming weeks, enabled by new ...

– University of Maryland School of Medicine

College of American Pathologists launches quality control program for COVID-19

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, released a new proficiency testing (PT) program for the detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2).

– College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Tulane School of Social Work seeking public input on two COVID-19 surveys

The Tulane School of Social Work hopes the surveys will provide important data on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on mental and behavioral health.

– Tulane University


ANSWERING THE COVID-19 CALL TO ACTION: SavantX Dataset Search and Analysis Technology Offered at No-Cost to Researchers, Scientists, and Medical Professionals

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, SavantX has deployed a no-cost AI-enabled web application to help medical and research professionals rapidly search, analyze and visualize the CORD-19 dataset to gain deep insight into hidden relationships...

– Savonix Inc.

Expert Pitch

Atmospheric Scientists Available to Discuss Environmental Impact of a Global Pandemic

– University at Albany, State University of New York

People flocking to rural areas during COVID-19 pandemic may stretch limited health resources beyond their limit

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Smithfield Foods closure highlights contagion risk in food industry

– Cornell University

Robert Delprino, Assistant Dean of Buffalo State's School of Natural and Social Sciences on Finding Normal in an Abnormal Time

– SUNY Buffalo State

'Not even debatable' that authority to reopen economy lies with states

– Cornell University

Expert available to talk about governors' formation of regional pacts to discuss easing stay-at-home orders

– Indiana University

Rutgers Experts Can Discuss Emissions, Climate Change During COVID-19 Crisis

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Media Invited to Ask Qs: COVID-19 Expert Panel Thursday, April 16 from 2-3 PM EDT

– Newswise

How the Coronavirus Could be Affecting Your Period

– Thomas Jefferson University

Floundering economies look to IMF, World Bank for meaningful change

– Cornell University

Rutgers Expert Available to Speak About COVID-19 and Heightened Risk for Those Living with HIV

– Rutgers School of Public Health

SURVEY: Heavy consumers of news are most closely following COVID-19 guidelines

– University of Delaware

UW psychologist on social distancing and the value of human connection during COVID-19

– University of Washington

Social media challenges, apps can help you stay fit during social distancing

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Mississippi tornadoes: Researcher can discuss combined impact of disaster and COVID-19

– University of Delaware

Rutgers Biostatistician Available to Speak About COVID-19 in India

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Notre Dame expert: South Dakota pork plant closure will reduce nation’s meat supply, impact entire supply chain

– University of Notre Dame

Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions at Next COVID-19 Expert Panel on April 9, 2PM ET. Nurses and Healthcare Professional Challenges, Economic Impact, Emergency Preparedness

– Newswise

How to thrive while sheltering in place

– George Washington University

IU professor available to discuss social bias and inequality in COVID crisis

– Indiana University

Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss COVID-19 Deaths in African-Americans, Hispanics

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law collaborates on proposal to allow 2020 grads to waive bar exam amid COVID-19 concerns

– University of Utah

Zoom should be criticized for poor communication rather than privacy, security, Notre Dame expert says

– University of Notre Dame

FSU Experts ready to provide perspective on unprecedented unemployment

– Florida State University

For rural communities, COVID-19 exacerbates inequities

– Cornell University

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Air Quality During COVID-19

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Increased Online Gaming During COVID-19 Quarantine

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ask the expert: MSU veterinarian dispels myths about pets and COVID-19

– Michigan State University


Binghamton University Student Builds Ventilator Prototype to Assist During COVID-19 Pandemic

Jacob Goodman, a mechanical engineering student at Binghamton University, State University of New York, built a ventilator prototype using mainly parts he purchased from Walmart, to help during the coronavirus pandemic. Here he breaks down the parts ...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Engineering develop ventilator and mask prototypes using 3D printing to help during coronavirus pandemic

Engineers at Binghamton University, State University of New York are working with healthcare providers in the region to develop technology to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


McMaster University researchers closing in on home test for COVID-19

McMaster University researchers are racing to create a home-based COVID-19 testing kit, which could potentially be ready to move forward for approvals and manufacturing within months.

– McMaster University





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