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Georgia Tech Researcher Explores Covid-19’s Impact on Child Welfare, Domestic Violence

In new research, Georgia Tech’s Lindsey Bullinger found that the isolation forced by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in child abuse and neglect, as well as domestic violence.

“Covid-19 abruptly exposed a vast number of families who have never faced domestic violence and child maltreatment to stressors that are well-known to increase risk for these kinds of events,” Bullinger said. “So, this is affecting not just the children and families who are traditionally at risk, but also those who are completely new to this environment.”

Bullinger is available for media interviews to discuss her findings. You can also read more about her work here: https://www.iac.gatech.edu/news-events/stories/2020/8/school-public-policy-researcher-explores-covid-19-impact-child-welfare/638403




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Newswise: Volunteers receiving government aid while unemployed face scrutiny, bias from public
Released: 28-Sep-2020 12:05 AM EDT
Volunteers receiving government aid while unemployed face scrutiny, bias from public
Indiana University

With the worldwide spike in unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many people may turn to volunteerism as a way to pass their newly found free time. But new research suggests that volunteers who also receive government aid are often judged negatively as "wasting time" that could be used to find paid employment.

Newswise: 1 in 3 Parents Plan to Skip Flu Shots for Their Kids During COVID-19 Pandemic
22-Sep-2020 2:00 PM EDT
1 in 3 Parents Plan to Skip Flu Shots for Their Kids During COVID-19 Pandemic
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Just a third of parents believe that having their child get the flu vaccine is more important this year than previous years, a national poll suggests.

Newswise: Last-resort life support option helped majority of critically ill COVID-19 patients survive, global study shows
24-Sep-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Last-resort life support option helped majority of critically ill COVID-19 patients survive, global study shows
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

It saved lives in past epidemics of lung-damaging viruses. Now, the life-support option known as ECMO appears to be doing the same for many of the critically ill COVID-19 patients who receive it. Patients in a new international study faced a staggeringly high risk of death, as ventilators failed to support their lungs. But after they were placed on ECMO, their actual death rate was less than 40%.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Case Western Reserve University researchers to examine how COVID-19 ravaged America’s nursing homes
Case Western Reserve University

Within a few months, federal officials reported that one of every five nursing homes had experienced a death from the novel coronavirus. Not long after, several media outlets published independent analysis finding that an estimated 40% of the fatalities related to COVID-19 took place in nursing homes. Rather than surrender to the terrifying trend, Case Western Reserve researchers saw an opportunity to help.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Faced with pandemic shortages, researchers combine heat and humidity to disinfect N95 masks for reuse
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

They found that gently heating N95 masks in high relative humidity could inactivate SARS-CoV-2 virus trapped within the masks, without degrading the masks’ performance.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Team assessing if dual-antibody injection prevents COVID-19 illness
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A combination antibody treatment for preventing COVID-19 illness in individuals who have had sustained exposure to someone with the virus is being studied by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial is enrolling patients at Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Yes, Wisconsin Republicans have the power to overturn the extended mask mandate order by Governor Evers
Newswise

Republicans have the legal power to reverse the order by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers that extends the mask mandate.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT
How do Americans view the virus? Anthropology professor examines attitudes of COVID
Northern Arizona University

In her ongoing research about Americans' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Arizona University anthropology professor Lisa Hardy and her collaborators have talked to dozens of people.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 12:55 PM EDT
During pandemic, racism puts additional stress on Asian Americans
Massachusetts General Hospital

Many people are feeling anxious during these uncertain times as they navigate the risks associated with COVID-19 and experience the tension from physical distancing or isolation for what can seem like an eternity.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 12:55 PM EDT
COVID-19 shapes political approval ratings
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Approval ratings of political leaders surged in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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