Larissa May, professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, is the principal investigator for a study of antibodies to coronavirus in employees. As part of the study, selected UC Davis employees are being offered a test for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 developed at UC Davis. Larissa May is also the director of the Emergency Department Antibiotic Stewardship Program and has been involved in emergency preparedness around infectious disease outbreaks. … [Read more...] about UC Davis Live Talks June 3 And 4 Will Focus On Coronavirus Vaccines And Testing
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Using a forum on the sperm bank’s website, Coyle connected with Lauran, who was in South Carolina and had selected the same donor (Lauran asked that she be identified only by her first name and that her son not be named to protect their privacy). She, too, was a single woman now expecting a boy. “I always thought that I would have a child in a marriage where I have somebody to share it with,” said Coyle. “And it was like she was somebody who, even though we’re just friends, she was able to understand what I was going through at the exact same time, and that was huge. It got me through a lot.” … [Read more...] about They Thought They Had A Brother. Then They Checked Their Inbox.
It remains to be seen whether the UK government endorses this as an official recommendation, but a recent study across Barts NHS Trust hospitals in London has illustrated how regular testing and social distancing combined with use of facial protection – in this case PPE – can prevent asymptomatic spread of the virus. Researchers James Moon and Charlotte Manisty said they found that the rate of asymptomatic infection among hospital staff fell from 7% to 1% between the end of March and early May. … [Read more...] about Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?
Schrader released a report last week that analyzed China’s political interference during the pandemic. Up until 2020, there was a shared conversation between the US and China that was mutually beneficial. “China's leaders thought cooperation was a pretty useful means to the end of shared party power,” he said. “The breakdown we've seen is that shared narrative doesn't work anymore.” … [Read more...] about We Will Never Agree On What Happened During The First Wave Of The Pandemic — And That Will Make It Harder To Survive The Second
"So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous -- whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light -- and I think you said that that hasn't been checked, but you're going to test it. And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you're going to test that too. It sounds interesting," Trump said, asking Dr. Deborah Birx to see if medical doctors could look into the treatment. … [Read more...] about From AIDS to Covid-19: Trump’s decades of spreading dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks