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Middle Tennessee State University

Katherine Foss: author of the forthcoming book Constructing the Outbreak: Epidemics in Media & Collective Memory. University of Massachusetts Press.

2-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EST, by Middle Tennessee State University

  • https://www.mtsu.edu/faculty/katherine-foss
  • Available to provide expertise on the potrayal of the Coronavirus in the media and in political commentary.
  • Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory
  • Breastfeeding discourse in media (from advertising to entertainment television)
  • Constructions of health responsibility and representations of deafness and hearing loss
  • Cultural studies approaches to media and qualitative methods
  • Discourse of television theme songs
  • Gender and media
  • Gender and victimization in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Minds
  • Health communication
  • Pioneer medicine in television
  • Portrayals of journalists in comic book films




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Released: 29-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Modelling predicts COVID-19 resurgence if physical distancing relaxed
University of Guelph

If physical distancing measures in Ontario are relaxed too much or too quickly, the province could see hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients as well as exponential growth in deaths, concludes new research involving a University of Guelph infectious disease modeller.

Released: 29-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Using Wastewater to Track, Contain SARS-CoV-2
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Researchers took a novel approach to tracking the virus that causes COVID-19 that promises to be cost effective and ensure privacy by using a method that surveils for the virus in a local's untreated wastewater facilities.

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Released: 29-May-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Genetics May Explain High COVID-19 Mortality in Italy, Inform Global Pandemic Response
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Researchers predict the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) gene has a key role in shaping immune response to COVID.

Released: 29-May-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Study finds surge in hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine prescriptions during COVID-19
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examines changes in prescription patterns in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: New model predicts the peaks of the COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 29-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
New model predicts the peaks of the COVID-19 pandemic
Santa Fe Institute

This week in the journal Frontiers, researchers describe a single function that accurately describes all existing available data on active COVID-19 cases and deaths—and predicts forthcoming peaks.

Newswise: New American University Survey Reveals Influence of Race in D.C.-Area Residents’ Lives
Released: 29-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
New American University Survey Reveals Influence of Race in D.C.-Area Residents’ Lives
American University

A new report from American University shows how race influences Washington, D.C.-area residents’ daily lives and experiences, revealing a stark racial divide in perceptions among Latinos, blacks, whites and Asians about quality-of-life issues within their neighborhoods.

Released: 29-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT
A roadmap for effective treatment of COVID-19
Frontiers

Due to the devastating worldwide impact of COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, there has been unprecedented efforts by clinicians and researchers from around the world to quickly develop safe and effective treatments and vaccines.


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