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Medical News

Declines in patient visits during COVID-19 shutdowns projected to cost U.S. primary care $15 billion in revenue by year’s end, study shows

• On average, a full-time primary care physician in the U.S. will lose more than $65,000 in revenue in 2020. • Overall, the U.S. primary care sector will lose nearly $15 billion. • Losses stem from drastic reductions in office visits and fees...

– Harvard Medical School

Health Affairs

Embargo expired on 25-Jun-2020 at 16:00 ET

Less ACE2, Better Immune Function May Protect Children from Severe COVID-19

A new perspective piece suggests differences in lung physiology and immune function as possible reasons why children are often spared from severe illness associated with SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology

States with the highest income inequality also experienced a larger number of COVID-19 deaths

States with the highest level of income inequality had a larger number of COVID-19-related deaths compared with states with lower income inequality. New York state, with the highest income inequality, had a mortality rate of 51.7 deaths per 100,000 v...

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

Journal of General Internal Medicine

‘Very Low’ Risk of Unknown Health Hazards from Exposure to 5G Wireless Networks

Experts weigh in on recent online reports that warn of frightening health consequences from new fifth generation (5G) wireless networks. Within current exposure limits, there appears to be little or no risk of adverse health effects related to radiof...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Health Physics

New Research Confirms Higher Rates of New Coronavirus in Latinx Populations

In a new analysis of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, test results for nearly 38,000 people has found a positivity rate among Latinx populations about three times higher than for any other racial and ethnic group. The findings, published J...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine


Science News

Monster Black Hole Found in the Early Universe

Astronomers have discovered the second most distant quasar ever found, using the international Gemini Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), Programs of NSF’s NOIRLab. It is also the first quasar to receive an indigenous Ha...

– NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

The Astrophysical Journal Letters

Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of another deadly pandemic

Humans interact with animals in a huge variety of ways, including wildlife trade, livestock farming and keeping pets

– University of Cambridge

Post COVID-19: a solution scan of options for preventing future zoonotic epidemics

Beneath the surface of our galaxy’s water worlds

Scientists have simulated conditions on water-rich exoplanets to learn more about their geological composition, and found a new transition state between rock and water.

– Argonne National Laboratory

PNAS, May-2020

Introducing a New Isotope: Mendelevium-244

A team of scientists working at Berkeley Lab’s 88-Inch Cyclotron has discovered a new form of the human-made element mendelevium. The newly created isotope, mendelevium-244, is the 17th and lightest form of the element, which was first discovered i...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Physical Review Letters, June 23, 2020

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

New poverty measure confirms coronavirus-driven federal stimulus measures were effective

Notre Dame research finds that the poverty rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from 10.9 percent in the months leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic (January and February) to 8.6 percent in the two most recent months (April and May).

– University of Notre Dame

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity conference

Business News

Politics Driving Personal Economic Decisions Amid COVID-19

A new working paper from researchers at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management and the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, details how political persuasion is driving stock market optimism.

– University of California San Diego





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