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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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Researchers use Parrondo’s paradox to relieve the cost of COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the globe at an alarming pace, causing considerable anxiety and fear among the general…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 23 2020
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly across the globe at an alarming pace, causing considerable anxiety and fear among the general public.
In response to the growing number of new cases, many countries have imposed lockdown measures to slow the spread of coronavirus. However, nearly every individual, community, business, and economy has been adversely affected by lockdown measures – an impact to society that cannot be…

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Trump Says the US Has Fewer Excess Deaths Than “Almost Any Other Country” — That’s a Lie – POPSUGAR Australia

Data published in JAMA shows that the US had higher rates of COVID-19 and all-cause mortality during 2020, compared to other countries.

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In the opening segment of the second presidential debate, President Donald Trump was pressed on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As he often does, Trump attempted to downplay the toll the virus has taken on the US, claiming that the nation’s excess mortality rate is “way down and much lower than almost any other country.” Excess mortality refers to the number of deaths observed over a specific period of time, compared to the number that would typically be expected, and it…

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Researchers show a simple way to protect transplanted islets from rejection – News-Medical.Net

Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. People with T1D require exogenous insulin and suffer…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020
Type 1 diabetes, or T1D, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. People with T1D require exogenous insulin and suffer swings in the levels of glucose in the blood that impact life expectancy and increase risks of cardiovascular disease, neuropathies and kidney failure.
One therapy is promising — transplanting pancreatic islets from cadavers. But this requires immunosuppression, and reactivated autoimmunity…

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