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Saturday, June 20, 2020

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COVID-19 Incidence in New York Higher Among Non-White Adults

Recent research by the University at Albany and the New York State Department of Health shows that over 2 million adults in New York were infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, through late March 2020.

– University at Albany, State University of New York

Annals of Epidemiology

9 in 10 Americans concerned pharma will use COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices

Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults are "very" (55%) or "somewhat" (33%) concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the COVID-19 pandemic to raise drug prices.

– West Health Institute

West Health and Gallup Poll

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Mean Significant Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs for Many Americans

If past hospitalizations for pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses are any guide, many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirem...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

5 Key Areas of Cancer Research Presented by Thought Leaders at Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care will continue its tradition of world-class medical education with its 2020 Annual Review in Oncology Virtual Symposium. The symposium, held virtually this year with free registration, will take place Saturday, June...

– Atlantic Health System

COVID-19 vaccine to be tested in UIC clinical trial

The University of Illinois at Chicago will soon test a vaccine for COVID-19. Expected to launch July 9, the trial — a phase 3 clinical study — will test the efficacy of a vaccine developed by biotech company Moderna.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Science News

Study Finds Only 2.5 Percent of the World’s Coral Reefs Are Currently Being Actively Protected

A new global study has found that only 2.5 percent of tropical reefs are formally protected and conserved through laws and regulations. These numbers are significantly lower than previous estimates, and highlight an urgent need for governments, commu...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Marine Policy

Are planets with oceans common in the galaxy? It's likely, NASA scientists find

Several years ago, planetary scientist Lynnae Quick began to wonder whether any of the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system, might resemble some of the watery moons around Jupiter and Saturn.

– NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Research sheds new light on intelligent life existing across the galaxy

One of the biggest and longest-standing questions in the history of human thought is whether there are other intelligent life forms within our Universe. Obtaining good estimates of the number of possible extraterrestrial civilizations has however bee...

– University of Nottingham

The Astrophysical Journal

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

The relationship between looking/listening and human emotions

A research team from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute at Toyohashi University of Technology has indicated that the relationship between attentional states in response...

– Toyohashi University of Technology


Religion may offer protective role for black adolescent boys who experience police abuse

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and many more, a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds that religion may offer a protective role for black adolescent boys who experience police abuse.

– Washington University in St. Louis

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

New research says displaying fake reviews increases consumer trust in platforms by 80%

Many people are using COVID-19 quarantine to get projects done at home, meaning plenty of online shopping for tools and supplies.

– Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Information Systems Research

More Than 80% of Americans Report Nation’s Future Is Significant Source of Stress, Survey Says

More than 8 in 10 Americans (83%) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association’s most recent survey report, Stress in AmericaTM 2020: Stress in The Time of COVID-19, Volume Two....

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Stress in AmericaTM 2020: Stress in The Time of COVID-19, Volume Two

The State of U.S. Strategic Stockpiles

The coronavirus pandemic has renewed attention on the Strategic National Stockpile, the nation’s emergency reserve of medical supplies. It’s just one of the stockpiles the United States maintains for economic and strategic purposes.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

"The State of U.S. Strategic Stockpiles", Backgrounder,, June 15, 2020 Anshu Siripurapu

Mom and Pop Can Still Fire You for Being Gay: Rutgers Labor Law Expert Discusses Asterisks on SCOTUS Rulings

– Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

SCOTUS ruling won’t end the DACA saga

– Cornell University





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