Tran is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UC Davis. At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in California, Tran worked with colleagues to develop UC Davis' own in-house test for SARS-CoV-2 based on samples from the first patient treated at UC Davis. In April, he was appointed to Gov. Gavin Newsom's COVID-19 Testing Task Force, a public-private collaboration to more quickly increase coronavirus testing capacity. … [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.
Many scientists are increasingly calling for this policy to be officially introduced in the UK, especially as more and more people resume commuting in the coming months. Keevil says: “There is a strong case to be made for the public wearing appropriate face covers in confined areas such as stations, trains, metro carriages and buses, where it is extremely difficult to maintain the two-metre gap, considered essential to allow respiratory droplets from infected people to fall down before making contact with other people. … [Read more...] about Could nearly half of those with Covid-19 have no idea they are infected?
Both Schrader and Zhong agreed that the overall impact of Chinese information warfare is probably small, even though the American right is becoming suspicious about it. But some of these efforts have caught on, like a story about a US Army reservist from Virginia falsely accused of being patient zero for COVID-19. Chinese internet users on platforms like Weibo and WeChat shared that hoax widely. … [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
In a tweet from March 22, Trump argued the "cure" of locally-mandated social distancing measures --which studies show mitigate the spread of the virus -- could be worse than the virus itself. "We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself. At the end of the 15 day period, we will make a decision as to which way we want to go!," he wrote in all-caps. … [Read more...] about From AIDS to Covid-19: Trump’s decades of spreading dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks