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Friday, April 17, 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

Harris Poll: Most Americans want government intervention to reduce inequality

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans now say the federal government should actively seek to reduce inequality, amid the worsening economic crisis produced by Covid-19.

– Lehigh University

Harris Poll

NYU Marron Institute report recommends ways to release prisoners early amid COVID-19 outbreak

The challenge of successful reentry of releasees into communities can be overcome, but many actions are needed first, the report says.

– New York University

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


Mount Sinai’s Blood Test to Detect Antibodies to COVID-19 Receives Emergency Use Authorization From U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Today, the Mount Sinai Laboratory (MSL), Center for Clinical Laboratories received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an antibody test that was developed, validated, and launched at Mount Sinai by a team ...

– Mount Sinai Health System

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

AANA Urges Congress to Provide Front-Line Healthcare Workers Proper Compensation During Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain the physical and emotional well-being of front-line healthcare workers, many also are facing a financial burden and strain on their personal lives.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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)

Synapse Biomedical receives FDA emergency approval to use temporary breathing pacing device for COVID-19

Synapse Biomedical, a spin out company from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), has received FDA approval for emergency use of its TransAeris Diaphragmatic Pacing Stimulator System to help we...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

DePaul University experts available to discuss recovery, life after the COVID-19 pandemic

– DePaul University

Former EPA Assistant Administrator Available to Comment on Agency’s Weakened Mercury Emissions Regulations

– Indiana University

WashU Expert: What tax refunds tell us about use of CARES payments

– Washington University in St. Louis

India frees agriculture from lockdown, ending nutrition chokehold

– Cornell University

Former EPA Assistant Administrator Available to Comment on Stalled Air Pollution Standards

– Indiana University

'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

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

– University of Delaware

International Policy

How the coronavirus affects the readiness of our military at home, overseas

Branches of the United States military are now feeling the effects of the coronavirus, and that has U.S. military leaders facing a completely new challenge— how to maintain an elite state of readiness against threats, both foreign and domestic whil...

Expert Available

– Tulane University

Looking ahead, the United States has an obligation to help other countries fight the coronavirus

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Floundering economies look to IMF, World Bank for meaningful change

– Cornell University

2020 U.S. Election

Quick Take: How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Presidential Race

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)





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