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Friday, May 29, 2020

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Newswise Special Wire: Weekly Politics News and Experts from Newswise

Our Weekly Round-Up of U.S. Politics News and Experts.

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Domestic U.S. Policy

Repeated anecdotes can make speakers less authentic

Witnessing people repeat a story or anecdote leads their audience to view them as less authentic.

– University of Georgia

Minimum Wage Increases a Mixed Bag, but ‘Not a Good Idea’ Amid Crisis

Researchers who have parsed minimum-wage increases over the past half-decade find a mixed bag of immediate results in states that push wages higher, but the pandemic-roiled economy changes all that, they say.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Labor Economics

Chinese, American scientists leading efforts on COVID-19

Despite the political tensions between the United States and China, scientists in the two countries are working together more than ever to study the COVID-19 virus, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University


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

Houston Methodist Psychologist shares his advice on managing COVID19-related stress and anxiety

COVID-19 has caused social isolation, a disruption in routine and a fear in many that they will catch the virus. This type of sudden change can induce stress and anxiety. However, Houston Methodist psychologist, William Orme, Ph.D., says there are wa...

– Houston Methodist

Helping Law Enforcement Solve and Prevent Chemical-Related Violence

S&T-developed Chemical Agents Reactions Database can help federal, state and local agencies check if chemicals found in illegal labs can make illicit drugs, poisons or warfare agents.

– Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

To Prevent a Second Wave of COVID-19, AACC Calls on Senate to Include 5 Recommendations in Upcoming Coronavirus Bill

Now that the latest coronavirus relief package, known as the Heroes Act, has moved forward to the U.S. Senate, AACC has sent a letter to Senate leadership outlining five key recommendations that will improve COVID-19 testing capacity across the U.S. ...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Supports Introduction of Medical Nutrition Therapy Legislation in Congress

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (N.Y.) and Rep. Pete King’s (N.Y.) commitment to America’s health by introducing the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020. The bill would provide coverage for Medicare benefic...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition Launches COVID-19 Decision Support Dashboard

The new COVID-19 Decision Support Dashboard synthesizes large amounts of complex, essential data into easy-to-use key findings for public and private-sector leaders navigating the “reopening” of communities and businesses.

– COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition

Online, or On-Campus? Returning to School After COVID: Newswise Live Event for June 4, 2PM EDT

Will schools reopen in the fall? If schools remain closed, what will be the impact on students’ education, long-term? How has the pandemic already impacted students, from elementary through higher ed; how are schools at all levels adapting to teach...

– Newswise

Freedom of speech expert available to comment on Trump's executive order on social media

– Indiana University

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss President Trump’s Social Media Executive Order

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Drop-off in consumer spending to drive first quarter GDP losses

– Cornell University

WashU Expert: Trump attacks on Twitter betray free speech principles

– Washington University in St. Louis

International Policy

Lawsuits against China, WHO are not the way forward, Notre Dame expert says

– University of Notre Dame





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