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Newswise Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Wire 30-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.

For more updates and resources on the coronavirus outbreak, see our Coronavirus Channel here.

Media Invited to Ask Qs - COVID-19 Update, April 30, 2020

A Panel of Experts will discuss: New tech from engineers, assessing the recession, and strains on the healthcare industry. More information on the experts here.

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.


30-Apr-2020


Case Western Reserve team studying ‘unprecedented’ levels of trauma caused by COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic could inflict long-lasting emotional trauma on an unprecedented global scale, leaving millions grappling with debilitating psychological disorders, according to a new study commissioned by an interdisciplinary team of researcher...

– Case Western Reserve University

Embargo expired on 30-Apr-2020 at 07:10 ET


Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 30, 2020: New tech from engineers, assessing the recession

Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 30, 2020: New tech from engineers, assessing the recession

– Newswise


A New Way to Accurately Estimate COVID-19 Death Toll

A Rutgers engineer has created a mathematical model that accurately estimates the death toll linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and could be used around the world. The model, detailed in a study published in the journal Mathematics,...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Mathematics; Rutgers Today


Clinicians Warn of the Dangers of Equating COVID-19 with High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

Early reports of COVID-19 symptoms and the compelling need to quickly identify treatment options and curb the growing number of critically ill patients have led to erroneous and potentially dangerous comparisons between COVID-19 and other respiratory...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Annals of the American Thoracic Society


U of R professor writes about the constitutional showdown, President vs. Governors, over the reopening of America.

Art Svenson, a political scientist and nationally recognized expert on constitutional law, looks at who is constitutionally authorized to make decisions about the reopening of America in the era of COVID-19.

– University of Redlands

Daily Journal/California Lawyer


Wake Forest Baptist Shares Key Elements Neededin Setting Up Designated COVID-19 Unit

In an effort to rapidly provide specialized care for patients with coronavirus-like symptoms while protecting the safety of health care workers, doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Health created a special respiratory isolation unit from an existing 24-be...

– Wake Forest Baptist Health

The Hospitalist, April-2020


Researchers Offer Ways to Address Life Under COVID-19

An international team of researchers has outlined ways to manage different facets of life under the spread of the COVID-19 virus, ranging from how we can combat racially driven bias and fake news to how we can increase cooperation and better manage s...

– New York University

Nature Human Behaviour


9/11 research reveals effective strategies to cope with COVID-19 stress

Research into mass trauma events, like the 9/11 terror attacks, suggests effective ways to cope during the current COVID-19 crisis, according to research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Clinical Neuropsychiatry, April-2020


Telemedicine Transforms Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Disease Epicenter

A rapid increase in “virtual” visits during the COVID-19 pandemic could transform the way physicians provide care in the United States going forward, according to a new study led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

– NYU Langone Health

Journal of the American Informatics Association


Peer-Support Specialist Role Helpful to Formerly Incarcerated Who Have Mental Illness: Study

As growing numbers of prisoners are released early from houses of detention during a pandemic, working as a peer support specialist appears to hold promise for individuals who have personal experience with incarceration and mental illness.

– New York University

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry


FAU Nurses Provide PPE for Homeless, Low Income Individuals During Pandemic

A team of FAU nurses is addressing the dire needs of a low income neighborhood in West Palm Beach by spearheading programs to provide lifesaving PPE such as face masks for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. People living in poverty as well a...

– Florida Atlantic University


A rapid research response to COVID-19’s effect on communities

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending life as we know it, researchers are taking quick action to study how people from Appalachia to Europe are responding to the pressure this crisis has placed on their communities.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

29-Apr-2020


Study of the coronavirus’ cultural impact by the USC Center for the Digital Future and Interactive Advertising Bureau finds rapid life changes andconcerns — as well as enthusiasm — while Americans confront the pandemic

First-of-its-kind survey of life under the pandemic explores how the coronavirus crisis has reshaped American routines, attitudes and activities.

– USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

“The Coronavirus Disruption Project: How We are Living and Coping During the Pandemic”


Clinical Trial To Test Blood Plasma from Recovered Patients as Treatment for COVID-19 Disease

A clinical trial now underway is looking at whether blood plasma donated by people recovered from 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) could be used to treat other people with the pandemic virus.

– NYU Langone Health


LLNL team develops “stopgap” ventilator prototype, eyes use by COVID-19 patient

While hospitals across the U.S. faced a possible shortage of mechanical ventilators due to COVID-19, a self-assembled “skunk works” team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) worked tirelessly to prototype a simple ventilator design fo...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

FedBizOpps (FBO)


Legal principles assert migrants’ rights during pandemic

A global committee of legal scholars – including Cornell Law School’s Ian Kysel – developed a set of principles released April 28, “Human Mobility and Human Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles of Protection for Migrants, Refugees and ...

– Cornell University

Human Mobility and Human Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles of Protection for Migrants, Refugees and Other Displaced Persons


Columbia University Study Finds Risk of Coronavirus Reinfection Remains After Individuals Recover

Research by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health experts finds that reinfections with endemic coronaviruses are not uncommon, even within a year of prior infection. The study on the four endemic coronaviruses—not including SARS-CoV-2...

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Direct observation of repeated infections with endemic 2 coronaviruses


AGS COVID-19 Policy Brief Offers Roadmap to Government Action in Oft-Overlooked Sphere: Assisted Living Facilities

In a policy brief published today in its namesake journal (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16510), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) offered a roadmap to guide federal, state, and local governments addressing COVID-19 concerns in an important but oft-overlooked...

– American Geriatrics Society

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society


Clinical Trial Begins to See if Convalescent Plasma Can Treat COVID-1

Montefiore Health System, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NYU Langone have launched a new clinical trial to study if convalescent plasma—taken from people who have recovered from COVID-19—is effective in treating the disease.

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Journal of Clinical Investigation


Guidance for Treating Stroke Patients During COVD-19 Crisis Developed

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to optimize allocation of healthcare resources, researchers are improving ways to treat patients with acute large vessel occlusion strokes in a safe manner that also better protects health care work...

– Boston University School of Medicine

Stroke


New guideline on treating COVID-19

An international team of physicians, pharmacists, medical researchers and patient partners has developed a clinical guideline for the treatment of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Jou...

– McMaster University

CMAJ


The Pandemic’s Impact on Older Adults

The global pandemic has severely impacted every American, but maybe none more than older people. COVID-19 has placed a high-intensity spotlight on the deleterious effects of deep-seated ageism, sexism and racism on older Americans, suggests a new pap...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Aging & Social Policy


UCI mathematicians use machine intelligence to map gene interactions

Irvine, Calif., April 29, 2020 — Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new mathematical machine-intelligence-based technique that spatially delineates highly complicated cell-to-cell and gene-gene interactions. The po...

– University of California, Irvine

Nature Communications, Apr-2020


More Than Half of Older Adults in the U.S. Have Experienced Disruptions in Care Due to Coronavirus

Amidst fears about managing their chronic conditions, survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago shows Americans age 70 and older are utilizing telehealth

– McCabe Message Partners


FAU Smart City Project Paves the Way for Forecasting COVID-19 Infection Transmission

Researchers are exploring the untapped potential of emerging smart cities to enable hyper-contextualized computational epidemiology to tackle COVID-19. The idea is to partner with the computational epidemiology community to integrate evidence-based m...

– Florida Atlantic University


AACC Launches Free Video Series to Help Explain COVID-19 Testing

To address some of the confusion surrounding COVID-19 testing, AACC today launched a video series in which leading laboratory experts answer common questions about tests for the pandemic. From persistent supply shortages to the emergence of antibody ...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


Online Map Tracks COVID-19 Testing Stations Throughout U.S.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Associate Professor Jim Kyung-Soo Liew leads a team that has created an online map showing the locations of coronavirus testing stations throughout the United States.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School


The Science of Infectious Disease Modeling

What does “modeling the spread” or “flattening the curve” mean, and how does it apply to infectious diseases such as COVID-19? Learn more about the science of infectious disease modeling and how NIGMS supports scientists in this field.

– NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


Arthritis Drug Presents Promise as Treatment for COVID-19 Pneumonia

UC San Diego Health has launched a Phase III clinical trial to assess whether a medication used to treat rheumatoid might also have therapeutic value for patient with COVID-19 who have developed or are at high risk of developing serious lung damage f...

– University of California San Diego Health


Research and innovation as an essential function amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Necessity being the mother of invention, Houston Methodist clinicians, researchers and staff have collaborated on a number of clinical device and research innovations in response to COVID-19. Houston Methodist Academic Institute leadership has conti...

Expert Available

– Houston Methodist

Infectious Diseases Research Fund


University of Iowa Virology Research Helps Facilitate New Clinical Trial for COVID-19

Research by University of Iowa virologist Wendy Maury, has helped facilitate the launch of a new clinical trial in the United Kingdom of a drug that might help treat patients with COVID-19.

Expert Available

– University of Iowa


Mental Health Providers Face Challenges Adapting to Pandemic

A Rutgers survey of community-based mental health providers highlights the adaptions being made for continuity of service

Expert Available

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Survey of NJ Mental Health Provider Challenges and Adaptations to COVID-19 Pandemic

28-Apr-2020


The search for IgG: What you need to know about antibody testing

As officials consider how to reopen the country safely, researchers say antibody testing will play an important role in navigating those future decisions. But not all antibody tests are created equal, and the presence of antibodies doesn’t necessa...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Researchers launch confidential helpline, 833-EMS-INTX, for Texas first responders to find help for substance use disorder

First responders in Texas can now call a confidential helpline to seek treatment for substance use and mental health disorders through a new clinical research program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The Heroes ...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

NCBI


Announcements


Mount Sinai Announces Center for Stress, Resilience and Personal Growth

Center will address psychosocial impact of COVID-19 among frontline health workers; Focus is on screening, treatment, and research

– Mount Sinai Health System

Embargo expired on 30-Apr-2020 at 08:00 ET


NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics

NIH today announced a new initiative aimed at speeding innovation, development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies, a pivotal component needed to return to normal during this unprecedented global pandemic.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering


Nurse Experts Discuss Caring for Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 in Free Webcast on May 7

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins


Trial of Highly Touted Drug Begins at Montefiore and Einstein

Researchers at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have begun testing the drug hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, as part of a nationwide trial sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NH...

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Rutgers Launches Doctor of Public Health Degree Program

The Rutgers School of Public Health has launched its newly revised Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Degree in Leadership, Practice and Research, which is accepting students for the Fall 2020 semester.

– Rutgers School of Public Health


HARC Research Analyzes Effects of COVID-19 on Air Quality

HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) announces research analysis to study effects of COVID-19, associated stay-at-home orders, and the subsequent effects on air quality. Specifically, the changes in air quality measuring nitrogen oxides (NOx); ben...

– Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)


Occupational Medicine Physicians Help Businesses Safely Return Employees to Work

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has launched a campaign to inform businesses and the public about the importance of returning to work safely and the specific role that occupational medicine physicians can and should pl...

– American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)


Higher Education Events


What is “Public Space” in a Time of Social Distancing? A Discussion on Civic Engagement in an Online World—May 5

What is “public space” in a time of social distancing? A panel of entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, and researchers will consider this and other aspects of online civic engagement in a web discussion on Tues., May 5, 5 p.m.

– New York University


Expert Pitch


Expert Available to Address Kawasaki Disease in Children with COVID-19

– Seattle Children's Hospital


Rutgers Expert: Expect More Strikes After Friday

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)


Economist Available to Discuss Stress on Financial Markets

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


COVID-19 crisis should push businesses to dual-source supply chains

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


Keep schools closed. They’re ‘dangerous breeding grounds’ for coronavirus

– Cornell University


Rutgers Dean Available to Speak about Rise of Drug Use and Abuse as a Result of the Mental Health Fallout from the COVID-19 Pandemic

– Rutgers School of Public Health


Ergonomics 101: Working from Home During Coronavirus

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Massive decline in first quarter GDP signals much worse lies ahead, Notre Dame expert says

– University of Notre Dame


Expert available to talk about the importance of articulating specific end-of-life wishes

– Indiana University


Complexity scientists available to discuss common misconceptions around coronavirus testing and transmission

– Santa Fe Institute


Prepare for the Worst First, Then for the Best, Rutgers Researcher Says

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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