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

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

– Newswise

Handgun Purchaser Licensing Laws are Associated with Lower Firearm Homicides, Suicides

State handgun purchaser licensing laws—which go beyond federal background checks by requiring a prospective buyer to apply for a license or permit from state or local law enforcement—appear to be highly effective at reducing firearm homicide and ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2020 at 16:00 ET

COVID-19: How South Korea Prevailed While the U.S. Failed

In a commentary, researchers demonstrate the stark differences in public health strategies from two democratic republics: South Korea and the United States, which have led to alarming differences in cases and deaths from COVID-19. After adjusting for...

– Florida Atlantic University

The American Journal of Medicine

Research challenges popular belief that 'unbridled ambition' costs female candidates votes

New research looking at voters' perception of gender and aspiration suggests that voters do not penalise ambitious women candidates seeking political office, contrary to popular belief.

– University of Bath

Political Behavior

Majority of Americans Not Confident in Safe Return to School, National Survey

Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not believe it is safe for K-12 students to return to school, according to a new nationwide survey led by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The State of the Nation: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey

Airing commercials after political ads actually helps sell nonpolitical products

About $7 billion reportedly will be spent this fall on television and digital commercials from political campaigns and political action committees, filling the airwaves with political ads many viewers dislike. Companies running ads immediately afterw...

– Indiana University

Stay the Course with Personal Finances during Pandemic, Johns Hopkins Expert Advises

Keeping on a careful and steady path is the wisest approach to personal money management during the uncertainties of the COVID-19 crisis, says Associate Professor Yuval Bar-Or of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Policy and Public Affairs

AMP Commends Department of Health and Human Services on Decision to Lessen Regulatory Burden on Laboratory Professionals

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostics professional society, commends the decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the requirement for premarket review of laborato...

– Association for Molecular Pathology


Contraceptive developed at UIC approved by FDA, offers new option for women

A first-of-its-kind contraceptive developed at the University of Illinois Chicago has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new contraceptive, called Phexxi, is a non-hormonal vaginal gel that can be used on-demand to prevent pr...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Johns Hopkins ‘JustUs Dialogues’ Will Spotlight Critical Health and Justice Disparities

Five years ago, amid the grief and outrage surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, Johns Hopkins and the rest of Baltimore sharpened focus on making the city more just and equal. And last May, George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Expert Pitch

FDA approval of rapid saliva test could be a game changer for COVID-19 testing, says expert

– Virginia Tech

USPS structure puts it in a 'fiscal bind', needs business-minded reform

– Cornell University

Bidens, as a couple, offer glimpse of a return to normality

– University of Delaware

Can the government completely ban an application from its users? Not exactly

– Tulane University

FSU experts available for coverage of 19th Amendment anniversary

– Florida State University

Thai protestors demand ‘new moral compact’ with monarchy

– Cornell University

Experts to comment on virtual Democratic convention, Kamala Harris selection

– University of Delaware

Senate bill to end the CA State of Emergency and Gov. Newsom's emergency powers may be misguided, says University of Redlands Prof. Riaz Tejani

– University of Redlands

Law Professor Calls for End to Police Detaining People on the Ground

– University of Maryland, Baltimore

Rutgers Polling Expert Available to Discuss Democratic National Convention

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick





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