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More Than 1,000 CDC Officials Ask: Why Bench the CDC During a Pandemic? – Gizmodo Australia

In an open letter published this week, 1,044 former and current officers of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, a re…

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In an open letter published this week, 1,044 former and current officers of the Centres for Disease Control and Preventions Epidemic Intelligence Service, a renowned fellowship program that focuses on research and emergency response, expressed concern over the diminished role of the public health agency during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter had one clear demand: Take the CDC off the bench.
The letter, published in the journal Epidemiology Monitor, was written by physicians, nurses, scien…

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Adult stem cell-based lung organoid models emulate host immune response in fatal COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

Recently, a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute, CA, USA, showed that an integrated stem cell-bas…

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), causes large-scale damage to the lungs triggered by a massive immune response. It causes inflammation and injury in the lungs and gives rise to diffuse alveolar damage resulting in the apoptosis of alveolar pneumocytes and pulmonary edema. The origins of this overzealous immune response are still unknown.
Although some preclinical animal models developed earlier by scientist…

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Covid-19: ‘Major outbreak’ at Christchurch isolation facility housing dozens of international fishermen – Stuff.co.nz

Hundreds of international fishermen are thought to be isolating at the hotel, which is now in lockdown.

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Eleven international seamen have tested positive for Covid-19 days after arriving in Christchurch.
Stuff previously reported about 440 fishermen from Russia and Ukraine were due to arrive on two flights chartered by fishing companies the first of which is thought to have touched down from Moscow via Singapore on Friday.
Many of the 237 people onboard have been isolating at the Sudima Hotel, near Christchurch Airport, since their arrival.
A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said there were 11 p…

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OMA announces availability of updated Pediatric Obesity Algorithm – News-Medical.Net

The Obesity Medicine Association today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for cli…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 19 2020
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for clinicians such as specific considerations for special populations, nutritional recommendations for patients with obesity and adiposity-related diseases, and advanced therapies for pediatric obesity.
Childhood obesity, particularly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, presents a seri…

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