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Columbia Projections Suggest Potential Late May Rebound in COVID-19 Infections and Deaths as States Reopen

The latest data modeling projections by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists estimate that, nationally, new COVID-19 cases and deaths will rebound in late May, as states ease stay-at-home orders and social contacts increase....

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Shaman’s Columbia

Key failings in government's approach to COVID-19 preparations and emergency response

The UK government made key failings in their strategic preparations and emergency response to coronavirus and this, in turn, undermined the NHS's ability to cope with the crisis.

– City University London

Journal of Risk Research

How Race Affects Listening During Political Conversations

A new study offers a rare look at how black and white people listen to each other during political discussions, including those that touch on controversial issues about race.

– Ohio State University

Political Communication

Government Orders Have Less Impact on Voluntary Quarantine Than Having News About the Pandemic

Indiana University researchers released new results from the first comprehensive study of how COVID-19 mitigation policies affect measures of individual movement and contact.

– Indiana University

Tracking Public and Private Response to the COVID-19 Epidemic: Evidence from State and Local Government Actions

Sky-High Surprise Bills From Air Ambulance Flights Possible for Many Patients

When an emergency dispatcher calls for a helicopter to fly a critically ill patient to a hospital, they don’t have time to check whether they take the patient’s insurance. But after those patients land, 72% of them could face a potential “surpr...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Health Affairs, May 2020

Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available

Newswise is hosting a series of Expert Panels discussion unique aspects of the COVID-19 Outbreak. This tip sheet includes some notable quotes from the panelists.

– Newswise

FDA Approves First At-Home Saliva Collection Test for Coronavirus

Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the FDA late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva at home and send to a lab for results. The dec...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

New Tool Will Help Public Health Officials Estimate the Need for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2020) –A novel workforce tool created by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) estimates that the nation will need a total of 184,000 COVID-19 contact...

– George Washington University

SINK COVID-19 study: Can common drugs offer 2-step approach to combat deadly virus?

Researchers at Beaumont Health have begun enrolling patients in a new clinical study aimed at treating COVID-19 patients with two common drugs.

– Beaumont Health

Identifier: NCT04365985

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health research investigates COVID-19 case rates and pandemic protection

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health research investigates COVID-19 case rates and pandemic protection: A metric for decisions to implement, continue, or relax measures.

– UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Fight for Victims of Dead Multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein Continues

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell and attorney Bradley J. Edwards have filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of sex abuse victims of multimillionai...

– University of Utah

AACI Calls for Coordinated National COVID-19 Testing Strategy

AACI urges the federal government to take the lead in deploying personal protective equipment to hospitals, establishing a consistent national COVID-19 testing strategy, and managing the COVID-19 testing supply chain.

– Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI)

George Washington University and Curative to Deploy COVID Testing for U.S. Troops

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2020) – The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW Milken Institute SPH) today announced signing an agreement with Curative, Inc. to provide laboratory space for the company to start test...

– George Washington University

Trump is not fighting science, he is stealing its authority

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Rutgers Experts on #COVID19Disparities in Unemployment

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

Notre Dame Supreme Court expert available to comment on Court's online transition

– University of Notre Dame

Birth control coverage at stake in SCOTUS religious freedom case

– Cornell University

Researcher discusses at-risk communities during COVID-19 and how to help them

– University of Delaware

International Policy

Bolsonaro’s Attitude to Coronavirus Increases ‘Risky Behaviour’ in Brazil - Study

Study suggests that TV appearances by Bolsonaro led to millions more Brazilians ignoring social distancing in the days following broadcast.

– University of Cambridge

More than Words: Leaders' Speech and Risky Behavior During a Pandemic. Cavalcanti et al. Camrbidge-INET working paper.

‘Extraordinary uncertainty’ for Brazil as Senate mulls aid package

– Cornell University





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