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Dr. Gabriel Lockhart of @NJHealth Available for Interviews on #covid19 Vaccine Distribution and Allocation of Scarce Resources.

Gabriel Lockhart, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health in Denver.

Dr. Lockhart has volunteered for two stints in the ICU at Mount Sinai Health in New York City during the peak of their COVID cases. Currently, he is a member of a select group of physicians advising the governor of Colorado on all things COVID-related. The group is called the Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee (GEERC) medical advisory group.

 

Dr. Lockhart's detailed bio is available here.



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Newswise: Rush University Medical Center Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Workers
Released: 26-Jul-2021 5:25 PM EDT
Rush University Medical Center Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for Workers
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center will require all staff, contractors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 1.

Newswise: Scientists Model ‘True Prevalence’ of COVID-19 Throughout Pandemic
Released: 26-Jul-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Scientists Model ‘True Prevalence’ of COVID-19 Throughout Pandemic
University of Washington

Scientists have developed a statistical framework that incorporates key COVID-19 data to model the true prevalence of this disease in the U.S. Their approach projects that in the U.S. as many as 60% of COVID-19 cases went undetected as of March 7, 2021.

Newswise: OADN Joins Major Organizations  in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care
Released: 26-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT
OADN Joins Major Organizations in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care
Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN)

Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Why Do Some People Get Severe COVID-19? The Nose May Know
Boston Children's Hospital

The body's first encounter with SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, happens in the nose and throat, or nasopharynx.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Early Antiviral Response in the Nose May Determine the Course of COVID-19
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Researchers studied cells collected by nasal swabs at the moment of diagnosis for both mild and severe COVID-19 patients

23-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Research Suggests Ending Eviction Moratoriums Led to Spikes in COVID Cases and Deaths
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Research by a UCLA-led team has determined that the number of COVID-19 cases and the number of deaths from the disease both increased dramatically after states lifted eviction moratoriums that had been in place to protect people who were struggling to make rent payments during the pandemic.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Emergency Department Visits Related to Opioid Overdoses Up Significantly During COVID-19 Pandemic
Mayo Clinic

Emergency department visit rates because of an opioid overdose increased by 28.5% across the U.S. in 2020, compared to 2018 and 2019, recent Mayo Clinic research finds. Emergency visits overall decreased by 14% last year, while visits because of an opioid overdose increased by 10.5%. The result: Opioid overdoses were responsible for 0.32 out of 100 visits, or 1 in every 313 visits, which is up from 0.25, or 1 in every 400 visits, the previous two years.

Newswise: Leading Experts Urge Health Care Workers to Accept COVID-19 Vaccinations ASAP
Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Leading Experts Urge Health Care Workers to Accept COVID-19 Vaccinations ASAP
Florida Atlantic University

Leading experts address the clinical and public health challenges as well as ethical implications for health care workers to achieve high levels of vaccinations to protect themselves, their coworkers and the general public from COVID-19.

Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Major Health Care Professional Organizations Call for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

With COVID-19 case counts rising amid the spread of the Delta variant, more than 50 health care professional societies and organizations called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a joint statement released today. These societies and organizations represent millions of workers throughout health and long-term care – from doctors and nurses to pharmacists and physician assistants, from public health workers and epidemiologists to long-term care, home care, and hospice workers.

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Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Newswise Expert Panels on COVID-19 Pandemic: Notable excerpts, quotes and videos available
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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.


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