BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Testing remains a key factor in reaching the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, what happens if you test positive for the virus? For many, it’s a waiting game and an unsettling experience in finding out the possible range of symptoms That’s an issue one Maryland-based biotech company is hoping to solve. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.5K New Cases Reported, Positivity Rate Down IES Life Sciences and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore are teaming up to determine how severe a COVID-19 case could become and even what type of symptoms a patient could have. “I hope that it will eliminate the fear that is associated with getting a positive [COVID] test,” Dr. Robert Figliozzi, Director of Research and Development at IES Life Sciences, said. Here’s how it works. Once a patient tests positive, another test would be given using nasal swabs. The results would then measure the immune response to COVID-19 in patients. “So it’s a new way to … [Read more...] about Test Created By Maryland Biotech Company Aims To Determine Severity Of Individual COVID Cases
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Nikola Jokic might as well be coach Michael Malone’s security blanket. With the game on the line, there’s arguably no one better. The MVP frontrunner did it again Friday night, staving off a furious San Antonio comeback to hang on, 121-119, and extend the Nuggets’ winning streak to eight. The Spurs, down 11 points with less than four minutes remaining, stormed back to make it a one-point game with 10 seconds left. After Michael Porter Jr. made one of his two free throws, the Nuggets survived a frenetic chase to the Spurs’ basket where San Antonio couldn’t convert on multiple close looks. “In those situations, the clock moves so slow,” Malone said. “It is like watching a movie, and I was just waiting for the buzzer to sound before the ball went through the hoop. … Feel really fortunate to pull this win out. … But, yeah, this is a little bit of a stressful job.” The Nuggets, now 34-18 overall, have won 17 of their last 20 games. With 69 points in the second half, the Spurs came as … [Read more...] about Nuggets survive wild finish vs. Spurs, extend winning streak to eight
The state of Michigan was locked down for months, and then in March it started opening up in the midst of a new surge of coronavirus cases. Michigan's experience, and other outbreaks across the country involving new foreign strains, once more raise questions and debates about whether we should close our borders to travelers from some countries, impose new restrictions in some areas, or both. But more on those questions in a minute. Unfortunately, when you suddenly give people their treasured freedom back, they are more likely to take fewer precautions than if you reopened gradually. On top of this, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Rochelle Walensky Overnight Health Care: White House rebuffs call to send more vaccine doses to certain states | White House warns states to expect low weekly J&J vaccine shipments Watch live: White House COVID-19 response team briefing CDC data shows rise in Brazil variant detected in US … [Read more...] about Would closing the borders limit deadly foreign strains of COVID-19?
Our politics have become painfully and pointlessly polarized. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Republican Party’s hardline stance on immigration. Even as our southern border faces the biggest migrant surge in two decades , Republicans won’t budge on immigration. To score points against the Biden presidency and the Democratic majority in Congress, too many Republicans are willing to throw bipartisanship to the wind and hold the line against any sort of Democrat-led immigration reform. But while playing hardball may put points on the board in the short term, the GOP’s broadly anti-immigration platform is a losing strategy in the long term. To win hearts and minds for generations to come and expand its voter base, the GOP must change its tune and join the fight for immigration reform before it's too late. It’s easy to see why Republicans are reluctant to side with Democrats on immigration. The GOP remains spellbound by the extremist rhetoric that defined the Trump … [Read more...] about The GOP is stuck in a losing battle against immigration
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The brain of Phillip Adams — the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and a repairman before fatally shooting himself — will be tested for a degenerative disease that has affected a number of pro athletes and has been shown to cause violent mood swings and other cognitive disorders, according to the local coroner. York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said in a statement issued on Friday that she had gotten approval from Adams’ family for the procedure to be included as part of his autopsy, which will be performed at the Medical University of South Carolina. The hospital will be working with Boston University , whose chronic traumatic encephalopathy center conducts research on the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma in athletes and military personnel, according to its website. READ MORE: 'A Slippery Slope': Acting Mayor Janey Urges Caution Before Implementing Vaccine 'Passports' According to police, Adams went … [Read more...] about Brain Of Former Patriots Player Phillip Adams To Be Probed For Trauma-Related Harm