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Released: 9-Apr-2020 11:10 AM EDT
FaceTime, Faith and Zoom’ing Through Holy Week; UNH Expert on Worshipping During COVID-19
University of New Hampshire

For most religions, coming together as a community to worship is at the core of their practice, but during this unique and unsettling time of mask wearing and social distancing praying together can be a challenge as many churches remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Michele Dillon, a scholar of Catholicism and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, finds that during one of the most holy periods on the Christian calendar clergy and parishioners are learning to make the liturgy work as online events, while continuing to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Newswise: Make Backyard Discoveries With the Free Merlin Bird ID App
Released: 9-Apr-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Make Backyard Discoveries With the Free Merlin Bird ID App
Cornell University

With the emphasis on staying at home, more and more people are discovering the birds in their backyards—and they want to know the names of those birds. The free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology was designed to answer the simple question, “What’s that bird?

Released: 7-Apr-2020 6:40 PM EDT
UW Medicine recruiting for app to predict next outbreak
University of Washington School of Medicine

UW Medicine is recruiting 25,000 people nationwide to test out a smartphone app that's intended to predict outbreaks of infections such as cold, flu, or other virus outbreaks. The app is a project funded by the Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which makes investments in technologies that support national security.

Newswise: UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
Released: 7-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
UCLA web app will enlist public’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have launched an app called Stop COVID-19 Together, which is designed to predict the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community and to assess the effectiveness of current measures in that community, including physical distancing. The app will build a map of possible hotspots where there may be a higher risk for accelerated spread of the disease.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing
Johns Hopkins University

By comparing Twitter data from before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a profound impact on the movement of Americans – indicating social distancing recommendations are having an effect.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Uses Remote Patient Monitoring to Rapidly Respond to COVID-19
Mount Sinai Health System

A new remote monitoring platform developed by the Mount Sinai Health System is helping health care providers to care for COVID-19 patients who are recovering at home.

Newswise: New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic
Released: 2-Apr-2020 2:20 PM EDT
New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic
University of Vermont

A new cell phone app developed by faculty at the University of Vermont could help panic attack sufferers, whose condition may be worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, manage their anxiety. The concept is grounded in decades of research showing that enabling panic sufferers to observe their body's reaction to stress reduces panic.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Launches COVID-19 App to Track Spread of Virus Across New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

STOP COVID NYC Seeks Participation to Understand Transmission and Enhance Medical Response


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