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COVID Journalism: Episodes 1-3

I have been interviewing experts in COVID-19 to give journalists advice about how to cover the crisis. In our Social Journalism program at the Newmark Journalism School, we believe community journalism must start with listening to the community. Well, science journalism must start with listening to the scientists. This is why I have been maintaining a COVID Twitter list of more than 500 credentialed, relevant experts. So I have spoken so far with an epidemiologist, an infectious disease ...
Tags: Publishing, Science, Uncategorized, America, Journalism, Sierra Leone, Yale, New York Times, The Times, Times, Haiti, Columbia, Trump, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Gonsalves, Gregg Gonsalves

Putting remdesivir to the test for COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic claims lives and overwhelms health care systems throughout the world, scientists are closely watching several late-stage trials of the antiviral drug remdesivir. Developed to treat Ebola, remdesivir is now being tested against COVID-19. However, many infectious disease experts caution that the trials are unlikely to yield clear-cut results, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.
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Coronavirus live news: Trump threatens to stop WHO funding as global cases pass 1.4 million

Boris Johnson still in intensive care; top EU scientist resigns over bloc’s response to virus; cases in Africa pass 10,000; Follow the latest updates. Boris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10US coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.28am BST Taking a short break from that White House briefing now to focus on London, where the first patients were admitted on Tuesday ...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, White House, Africa, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

Human impact on wildlife to blame for spread of viruses, says study

Increased contact with animals likely cause of outbreaks such as Covid-19, say experts, as conservationists call for global ban on wildlife marketsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHunting, farming and the global move of people to cities has led to massive declines in biodiversity and increased the risk of dangerous viruses like Covid-19 spilling over from animals to humans, a major study has concluded.In a paper that suggests the underlying cause of the present pandemi...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Animals, Environment, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Wildlife, Conservation, Deforestation, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

New Data Shows Black Americans Are at a Higher Risk for Covid-19 in Some States

As the U.S. starts to collect more data on covid-19 infection rates, researchers are starting to break down that data into race and ethnic groups rather than just by age. While it’s too early to draw solid conclusions, researchers have noticed that black Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the virus in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID, Sars Cov 2

RSNA publishes Fleischner Society statement on chest imaging and COVID-19

A multinational consensus statement from the Fleischner Society on the role of chest imaging in the management of patients with COVID-19 was jointly published today in the journals Radiology and Chest.
Tags: Science, RSNA, COVID, Fleischner Society

Successful online management of COVID-19 infection

A team of researchers in Wuhan, China have developed a multidisciplinary self-managed home quarantine method that was effective in controlling the source of COVID-19 infection and was useful in alleviating the shortage of medical resources.
Tags: Science, Wuhan China, COVID

Coronavirus: UK prime minister Boris Johnson taken into intensive care – live updates

UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive careUS coronavirus - latestSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.18pm BST Egypt has reported 149 new cases; its highest daily toll since confirming the first infection in February.The North African country, which also reported seven new fatalities on Monday, has recorded 1,322 cases including 85 deaths so far. A total of 259 people had recovered and been released from hospitals, the country’s health ministry adde...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Cardiff, Boris Johnson, University Hospital of Wales, Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus live news: Italy reports lowest day-to-day rise in infections in a week

Spain deaths lower for fourth day in a row; Germany sees further case drop; Japan prepares for state of emergency; US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’Latest developments: at a glanceEurope’s numbers offer hope as US nears peak momentUS coronavirus - latestUK coronavirus - liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.20pm BST Two hospitals each with a capacity of up to 1,000 beds are to be build in Istanbul, Turkey, to treat coronavirus patients, the country’s president has said, according to AF...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Microbiology

New algorithm aims to protect surgical team members against infection with COVID-19 virus

Researchers have created an algorithm that aims to protect operating room team members who perform urgent and emergency operations from COVID-19.
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Scientist proposes clinical trials with low-dose rapamycin to protect elderly from COVID-19

The Biogerontology Research Foundation, a registered UK charity supporting and promoting aging and longevity research worldwide since 2008, today announced the publication of a paper titled 'Geroprotective and senoremediative strategies to reduce the comorbidity, infection rates, severity, and lethality in gerophilic and gerolavic infections' in the leading journal Aging.
Tags: UK, Science, Biogerontology Research Foundation, COVID

Ventilator crisis lands Britain's manufacturers with greatest test

Dozens of companies have pooled resources in an attempt to produce tens of thousands of machines as Covid-19 strikesBritish manufacturing this month faces perhaps the greatest test in its history. Specialist firms have joined forces with industrial powerhouses such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce in an unprecedented collaborative effort to make medical ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients.In a conference call earlier this month, Boris Johnson urged business to make 30,000 of the devices in a matter ...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Technology, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Airbus, Manufacturing sector, Babcock International, Dyson Ltd, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

How long does coronavirus live on different surfaces?

Coronavirus RNA was found on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers left. What are the risks of handling packages and groceries?Coronavirus – latest US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people are staying indoors to avoid contact with people potentially infected by Covid-19. But in light of a recent report from the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that said RNA from the virus that causes Covid-19 was found in the Diamond Princess ship 17 days aft...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Life and style, US news, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

'They're leaving us to die': Ecuadorians' plead for help as virus blazes deadly trail

Dead bodies kept in homes or dumped on roadsides as authorities and hospitals are overwhelmed by Covid-19 in Andean nation’s second cityDemocratic leaders given poll boost for handling of crisisIt has been three days since Reynaldo Barrezueta passed away at his home in Ecuador’s second largest city – and still his body lies in a coffin on the sitting room floor.“The authorities are just leaving us to die,” said his son, Eduardo Javier Barrezueta Chávez, who has spent the last 72 hours pleading w...
Tags: Science, Americas, Ecuador, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Reynaldo Barrezueta, Eduardo Javier Barrezueta Chávez

'We will starve': Zimbabwe's poor full of misgiving over Covid-19 lockdown

Unable to access state benefits, food and even running water as the country shuts up shop, people in Harare fear the worstCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNelson Mahunde, 70, trudges along the deserted streets of Harare’s central business district to collect his monthly pension.In one hand, he clutches a pension letter; with the other, he hold on firmly to his walking stick. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Zimbabwe, Food Security, Harare, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID

Coronavirus: Virological findings from patients treated in a Munich hospital

In early February, research teams from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, München Klinik Schwabing and the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology published initial findings describing the efficient transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The researchers' detailed report on the clinical course and treatment of Germany's first group of COVID-19 patients has now been published in Nature*. Criteria may now be developed to determine the earliest point at which COVID-19 patients treated in hospitals with limited...
Tags: Science, Germany, Munich, COVID, Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology

The Lancet Public Health: US modelling study estimates impact of school closures for COVID-19 on US health-care workforce and associated mortality

US policymakers considering physical distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 face a difficult trade-off between closing schools to reduce transmission and new cases, and potential health-care worker absenteeism due to additional childcare needs that could ultimately increase mortality from COVID-19, according to new modelling research published in The Lancet Public Health journal.
Tags: Science, US, The Lancet Public Health, Lancet Public Health, COVID

COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity

Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Andrew Rundle, DrPH, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues expect that COVID-19-related school closures will double out?of?school time this year for many children in the US and will exacerbate risk factors for weight gain associated with summer recess.
Tags: Science, US, United States, COVID, Andrew Rundle

How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?

Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists at UC Davis. Although it's not yet known how important this is to the spread of COVID-19, it underscores the need for strict social distancing measures -- and for virologists, epidemiologists and engineers who study aerosols and droplets to work together on this and other respiratory diseases.
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Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19

Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be colocated at a physical workplace even while social distancing and physical isolation measures are in place. The devices, called simply the “Proof of Health” wearables, aim to provide contact...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Hardware, Bluetooth, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Poland, World Health Organization, Gps

Medical teams need to be alert to the extra risks faced by diabetics from COVID-19

Doctors need to pay particular attention to patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus in relation to COVID-19 infections, say leading endocrinologists.
Tags: Science, COVID

Checklist for emergency department team's COVID-19 surge

After reviewing the literature on COVID-19 scientific publications the authors developed a checklist to guide emergency departments.
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Outcomes of coronavirus patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in China offers guidance for management of critically ill COVID-19 patients worldwide

The initial experience of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) management for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients in Shanghai, China provides guidance for management of critically ill COVID-19 patients worldwide, reports a study in the ASAIO Journal. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Tags: Science, China, Shanghai China, Lippincott, COVID

Leading VCs discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the world of digital health

In December 2019, Extra Crunch spoke to a group of investors leading the charge in health tech to discuss where they saw the most opportunity in the space leading into 2020. At the time, respondents highlighted startups in digital therapeutics, telehealth and mental health that were improving medical practitioner efficiency or streamlining the distribution of care, amongst a variety of other digital health markets that were garnering the most attention. Where top VCs are investing in digital h...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Medical, Tech, Policy, Mental Health, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Biotech, Telemedicine, Diagnosis, Kleiner Perkins

Coronavirus live news: US has twice as many cases as China as study shows higher risk from middle age

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.23am BST UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock warned the Security Council on Monday that the 10 cases of Covid-19 and one death confirmed in Syria are just the tip of the iceberg, and judging from other cou...
Tags: Europe, Isis, Science, China, Russia, India, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Colombia, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa

Univ. of Washington studies antimalarial drug’s use to head off COVID-19, with Gates Foundation’s aid

University of Washington researchers are among the leaders of a newly announced clinical trial investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a drug that's commonly used to counter malaria and autoimmune disease, can prevent COVID-19. The multi-site trial, managed by UW in collaboration with New York University's Grossman School of Medicine, aims to determine definitively whether taking the drug can prevent transmission in people exposed to the virus. "We currently don’t know if hydroxychloro...
Tags: Science, Washington, Gates Foundation, University of Washington, UW, COVID, New York University s Grossman School of Medicine, Ruanne Barnabas

FDA grants emergency authorization to system that decontaminates N95 respirator masks for re-use

The global coronavirus pandemic has meant that there’s a widespread effort to develop and advance creative solutions to new problems, like worldwide shortages of necessary front-line medical equipment. One piece of gear that’s necessary for protecting the health of medical workers treating COVID-19 patients are N95 respirator masks, which are masks that specifically filter out very fine particles, including shed virus, with high efficacy. These are in extremely short supply, but a new FDA emerge...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Hardware, Safety, Public Health, United States, Healthcare, Microbiology, Ohio, Fda, Columbus, Filters, Duke University, EUA

Germany’s space agency shifts its 3D printing resources to producing protective medical equipment

DLR, German’s space agency and NASA equivalent, is doing what it can to support the global shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by frontline healthcare workers in their efforts to treat those affected by COVID-19. DLR announced that it has successfully tested converting its on-site 3D printers, typically used for producing aerospace-grade parts, to creating medical equipment including protective face masks and ventilators. There’s a need for various kinds of components and eq...
Tags: Health, TC, Space, Science, Germany, Articles, Tech, Nasa, 3d Printing, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Dlr, Occupational Safety and Health, Contents, Coronavirus

Cell and gene therapy startup ElevateBio raises $170M

While economic conditions and the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic may not make for the best atmosphere for raising funding, some companies are still announcing round closures with significant money committed. Cambridge-based ElevateBio, for instance, revealed a $170 million Series B funding on Monday, with participation from new investors The Invus Group, Surveyor Capital, EDBI, and Vertex Ventures, along with existing investors F2 Ventures, MPM Capital, EcoR1 Capital, Redmile Group and Sams...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Biology, Drugs, Massachusetts, Tech, Cambridge, Manufacturing, Biotech, Stem Cell, Pharma, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

Cell and gene therapy startup ElevateBio raises $170 million

While economic conditions and the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic may not make for the best atmosphere for raising funding, some companies are still announcing round closures with significant money committed. Cambridge-based ElevateBio, for instance, revealed a $170 million Series B funding on Monday, with participation from new investors The Invus Group, Surveyor Capital, EDBI, and Vertex Ventures, along with existing investors F2 Ventures, MPM Capital, EcoR1 Capital, Redmile Group and Sams...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Biology, Drugs, Massachusetts, Tech, Cambridge, Manufacturing, Biotech, Stem Cell, Pharma, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

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