Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Newswise - News for JournalistsNewswise - pix
Newswise Special Wire
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Public edition |

Newswise Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Wire


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, May 14, 2020

A Panel of Experts will discuss: Drug trails and the latest on remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine studies, reports of possible vaccine progress, treating COVID in the ICU, public health policy and research on how the pandemic is progressing, can we safely “re-open,” what interventions have worked, which have not, and what still needs to be done 

More information on the experts here

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom -

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.


Race for COVID-19 tests, treatments, vaccine subject of Tulane Innovation series

Topic detailed version: Drug trails and the latest on remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine studies, reports of possible vaccine progress, treating COVID in the ICU, public health policy and research on how the pandemic is progressing, can we safely “r...

– Newswise

New Research: Many Countries Severely Lag in Preparedness For Post-Pandemic, Socially Distant Digital Economy

As countries around the world consider reopening for business after months under lockdown, new research reveals vast differences in preparedness for a post-pandemic global digital economy, with certain smaller nations emerging as standard setters and...

– Tufts University

“IDEA 2030: Imagining a Digital Economy for All”

Not All FDA-Authorized COVID-19 Antibody Tests Are Equally Reliable

A first-of-its-kind study published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal compared the performance of two COVID-19 antibody tests and found that—even though both tests are FDA authorized—one produced more incorrect results than the other. ...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Clinical Chemistry, May-2020

Deactivating coronavirus on N95 respirators for re-use

LLNL researchers are studying ways to safely and rapidly remove viral threats from N95 respirators, without compromising the device’s fit and its ability to filter airborne particles, so they can be re-used.

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Racism and Xenophobia in the Age of Covid-19

RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA IN THE AGE OF COVID-19. CSU faculty members share tips on how to be part of the solution.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

IU, Indiana State Department of Health release preliminary findings about impact of COVID-19 in state

Preliminary results from a scientific study aimed at measuring the spread of the novel coronavirus in Indiana show a general population prevalence of about 2.8 percent of the state's population.

– Indiana University

Pandemic disrupting social networks that are key to older adults' well-being

Having a strong social network of friends and family can have a positive impact on people’s emotional and physical well-being, particularly for those 65 and older. IU researchers are now studying how the pandemic has disrupted those social connecti...

– Indiana University

Medical Minute: Solving ‘tantrum trouble’ for children, teens during COVID-19 quarantine

The pouting, the screaming, the crying – they’re all signs of a classic temper tantrum. Many parents currently at home with their children or teenagers 24/7 due to COVID-19-related stay-at-home guidelines know these behaviors all too well. Here a...

– Penn State Health

Pandemic research: Economics project to explore impact of biases on social distancing

With neither a vaccine nor a proven treatment available, many communities are relying on social distancing to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The problem: Not everyone agrees to follow these measures. A team of economists at Binghamton University, S...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Landscape Architecture Students Venture Outside While Staying Inside

Virtual reality allows students to complete site visits for class projects from the safety of their homes.

– Texas Tech University

Loyola Medicine Offers Tips to Help You Sleep During COVID-19

The uncertainty and fear associated with the COVID-19 virus is causing many Americans to have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and yet a good night’s sleep has never been more important. “Now more than ever, we need to get good sl...

– Loyola Medicine

Experts Discuss Pediatric Inflammatory Multi-System Syndrome and its Potential Connection to COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients with Kawasaki Disease

Experts Discuss Pediatric Inflammatory Multi-System Syndrome and its Potential Connection to COVID-19 in Pediatric Patients with Kawasaki Disease. Physicians urge community pediatricians and emergency room physicians to be on the lookout for children...

Expert Available

– Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Physera Delivers Physical Therapy to the Masses with New Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Service

To ease access to needed healthcare services during the COVID-19 crisis, Physera, an app-based platform for remote physical therapy, today announced that it has launched a new direct-to-consumer service for people who have musculoskeletal (MSK) issue...

– Physera

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

Scarcity reduces consumers' concerns about prices, even during a pandemic, research shows

New research published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing Research finds that scarcity actually decreases consumers' tendency to use price to judge a product's quality.

– Indiana University

The Impact of Resource Scarcity on Price-Quality Judgments

MSK Kids Study: Children with Cancer are Not at a Higher Risk for COVID-19 Infection or Morbidity

Researches from MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) found that children with cancer are not at a higher risk of being affected by COVID-19.

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

JAMA Oncology

Reddit Reveals Peaks of Public Interest in COVID-19 Topics

Online forums can be used by public health officials to quickly identify topics of public interest during the COVID-19 pandemic and to quell misinformation

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Study finds COVID plasma therapy safe, with 76% patients improving

The first convalescent plasma transfusion trial results from Houston Methodist have been released. Of the 25 patients in the study, 19 have improved and 11 have been discharged. With no adverse side effects caused by the therapy, the study concluded ...

– Houston Methodist

W911NF-12-1-0390; medRxiv, May 13, 2020; AI146771-01; AI139369-01; 75N93019C00050

Study confirms cats can become infected with and may transmit COVID-19 to other cats

In a study published today (May 13, 2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the U.S. and Japan report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may be able to pas...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

New England Journal of Medicine May 13, 2020

Rescuing spring term: The unsung heroes of tech support

As one of the Oregon State University College of Engineering technology “first responders,” Leanne Lai has been working around the clock to smooth the transition to remote teaching, remote meetings, and remote living.

– Oregon State University, College of Engineering

New Research Launched on Airborne Virus Transmission in Buildings

As society prepares to reopen indoor spaces and ease back into some sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is launching a study of the risk of airborne transmission of viruses wi...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

UCF-Trained Engineers, Oregon Medical Team Design 3D-Printed Ventilator that Requires no Electricity

A research collaboration and ensuing friendship between a trauma surgeon in Oregon and a handful of engineers in Florida has resulted in a new ventilator design that requires no electricity and could be a game-changer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

– University of Central Florida

Are COVID-19 and Kawasaki Disease Connected?

An international expert on pediatric infectious diseases, is concerned that people will attribute to Kawasaki disease the mysterious syndrome that was first reported in Europe and seen most recently in New York City children with COVID-19. However, t...

– Cedars-Sinai

The Invisible Behavioral Health Issues Facing COVID-19 Health Care Providers

The unprecedented level of stress faced by frontline health care workers – separated from loved ones and often unable to process their feelings during this global coronavirus pandemic – may lead to long-term mental health issues, says Maureen Bro...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

In victory over polio, hope for the battle against COVID-19

Medicine’s great triumph over polio holds out hope we can do the same for COVID-19, two researchers say.

– University of Virginia Health System


Cornell leads statewide effort to provide masks for incarcerated inmates

Rob Scott, director of Cornell Prison Education Program, has organized 14 New York colleges and universities to provide masks for every person incarcerated in the state – nearly 43,000 people.

– Cornell University

Is the future more plastic?

Plastic is indispensable to us, especially for protecting our health, which is why globally we have been facing huge challenges to reduce plastic waste while maintaining our existing lifestyles.

Expert Available

– University of Warwick


SARS-CoV-2 Targets Many Cell Types, Analysis of Single-Cell Data Suggests

The new coronavirus invades cells that sport certain molecules on their surfaces. A network of researchers realized they already had the data to identify these cells.

– Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)


Passive immunization may slow down SARS-CoV-2 and boost immunity in patients, buying time

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 4 million people and killed close to 280,000.1 Finding a vaccine has become a global public health priority.

– IOS Press

International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected women's sexual behavior?

A recent study from Turkey found that women's sexual desire and frequency of intercourse increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but their quality of sexual life decreased.

– Wiley

International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

Vitamin D determines severity in COVID-19 so government advice needs to change

Vitamin D - a factor determining severity in COVID-19: Scottish, Welsh, English governments change recommendations

– Trinity College Dublin

Irish Medical Journal

Child's play 'lost' in pandemic fear

Social and community disruptions caused by the COVID-19 restrictions could have a lasting effect on child wellbeing, Flinders University researchers warn.

– Flinders University

Child Indicators Research

Child's play 'lost' in pandemic fear

Children suffering from sickness and diarrhea, coupled with a fever or history of exposure to coronavirus, should be suspected of being infected with COVID-19, recommends a new study published in Frontiers in Pediatrics.

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Pediatrics

Will CARES Act stimulate economic growth or more inequity?

If history is any indication, the economic fallout and increased political demands caused by the coronavirus could pressure government leaders into building a new safety net for lower income groups, suggests new research from Washington University in...

– Washington University in St. Louis

American Journal of Sociology

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and Partner on #DearNurses Photo Docuseries

For its latest portrait collection, “#DearNurses,” is partnering with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to capture portraits and letters of 40 front-line critical care nurses working in COVID-19 units across south Lou...

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Nutrition Researchers Say There is Nothing to Eat to Protect Against Covid-19

Global ILSI organized a science webinar with experts from the U.K. on nutrition and immunity.

– International Life Sciences Institute North America

The Potential of COVID-19 to Infect the Brain

Much attention has been paid to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the lungs. But doctors are learning how the virus may affect other organs, including the brain.

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


Mount Sinai Launches New Institute for Health Equity Research

COVID-19 Crisis Spurs Institute to Understand and Combat Health Disparities in Underserved Communities. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, five-time NBA champion, and New York State Senator Brian Benjamin Among Industry and Public Health Leaders to Join Ins...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Renowned Bioethicist Co-Chairs Effort to Help Cities Safely Reopen Sports and Recreation Amidst Pandemic

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics at NYU Langone Health and the founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health, is co-chairing a newly-created Unit...

– NYU Langone Health

MAGNET Delivers Improved COVID-19 Testing Platform in Partnership with University Hospitals and the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance

The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), in collaboration with University Hospitals and The Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19, has developed a new, protective testing platform for health care workers assessing the spread of...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Race for COVID-19 tests, treatments, vaccine subject of Tulane Innovation series

The second installment of the series will feature some of Tulane's leading researchers.

– Tulane University

SONSIEL, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, DevUP Present COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon

Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, the Society of Nurse Scientists Innovators Entrepreneurs and Leaders (SONSIEL), and DevUP announce the first Nurse Hack for Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon, occurring online May 15-17, 2020. The virtual hackathon is a...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Mount Sinai Announces First-of-its-Kind CenterFor Post-COVID Care

Center to provide post-multidisciplinary care and psychosocial resources for patients recovering from pandemic disease COVID-19 Registry and clinical trials component will define new standards of care for patients

– Mount Sinai Health System

UCLA establishes COVID-19 pandemic response training program

A team at UCLA is training thousands of individuals across the state in public health techniques and strategies, including contact tracing, case investigation, and administration, in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

– UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Rush University Medical Center Reopens Elective Surgery and Outpatient Services

Rush University Medical Center, one of the nation's most highly rated hospitals for quality and safety, has taken a series of innovative measures that strategically balance patient needs with science and safety as it resumes normal operations.

– Rush University Medical Center

DHS S&T Launches Indoor Predictive Modeling Tool for Coronavirus Stability

DHS S&T today released a predictive modeling tool to estimate natural decay of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) under a range of temperatures and relative humidity.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Physera Delivers Physical Therapy to the Masses with New Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Service

The Foundation for Academic Nursing, the new philanthropic arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is pleased to announce the first 51 students to receive scholarship support through the COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund. L...

– American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

APHA executive director to address congressional subcommittee during May 13 briefing on COVID-19

Public health and safety must be paramount when taking action to reopen the nation during the coronavirus pandemic, Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, will tell Congress tomorrow.

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

Research Team Looks at Saliva to help manage the spread of COVID-19

A team of University of Central Florida researchers is looking at changing people’s saliva to help manage the spread of COVID-19 as the nation gets ready to go back to work and school.

– University of Central Florida


Expert Pitch

Mouthwash should be evaluated for its ability to inactivate coronavirus

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 14-May-2020 at 07:00 ET

COVID-19 pandemic is the perfect time for outstanding leaders to emerge

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Register here to attend today's expert panel: Vaccine and Treatment Leaders for COVID-19

– Newswise

Binge-eating unhealthy foods during quarantine can make you feel depressed

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Mount Sinai Announces First-of-its-Kind CenterFor Post-COVID Care

– Washington University in St. Louis

UCLA expert available to comment on proposed ‘‘Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act’’ (HEROES Act) focus on paid sick leave

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

How do we change the anti-Asian narrative surrounding COVID-19?

– George Washington University

Chairman Powell's continued insistence that Fed does not wish to venture into the area of negative policy rates is the right message, says Notre Dame expert

– University of Notre Dame

Do we have to choose between economy and public health in the era of COVID-19? University of Redlands economist says no.

– University of Redlands

Ohio State Experts Offer Tips For Healthy Transition To Post-COVID-19 Workplace

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center





 Edit My Preferences
 Contact Us
 Newswise Home
 Newswise Contact Directory
 Expert Queries
 Presspass Application

More News from:

 Oregon State University, College of Engineering


 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 IOS Press


 Trinity College Dublin

 Flinders University


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

 Washington University in St. Louis

 University of Warwick

 University of Virginia Health System

 University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


 Penn State Health

 University of Kentucky

 Texas Tech University

 American Physiological Society (APS)

 UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

 George Washington University

 University of Notre Dame

Subscribe / Unsubscribe
Edit my preferences

© 2020 Newswise, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

265 Turkey Sag Trail Suite 102, #110 Palmyra VA 22963 | 434-296-9417

 Contact Us