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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Kamala Harris in Iowa in 2019. Is she excited about going back? Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images A couple of months ago, on the anniversary of the star-crossed 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses , I suggested that the many traumas of the pandemic year had made the Iowa caucus-results meltdown seem a lot less important, and the prospects of a major shakeup in the presidential nominating process a lot less likely. Now as the political machinery for the next presidential cycle slowly gets underway, the odds that Iowa and New Hampshire will maintain their traditional positions as the first caucus and first primary states, in tandem with the other two “protected “early” states, Nevada and South Carolina, keep going up. As Geoffrey Skelley explains at FiveThirtyEight, and as Iowa-haters never seem to quite comprehend, you cannot just “reform” the nominating system by some sort of national party fiat: Ultimately, state parties and/or governments decide the timing of their … [Read more...] about Iowa and New Hampshire Won’t Be Knocked Out of First
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio on Friday expelled a fraternity where a student died last month after consuming an excessive amount of alcohol during a hazing event. Bowling Green State University in a statement said the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter would never again be recognized on campus. READ MORE: Bowling Green State University Says Fraternity Broke Hazing Rules In Student’s Death “The university’s investigation found the fraternity to be reckless with a disregard for the health and safety of our community,” the statement said. “The investigation also revealed a deep culture of deception rooted in the organization, filled with dishonesty and disrespect for our community.” Apartment roommates found Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old sophomore from Delaware, Ohio, after the off-campus event in early March and took him to a hospital. He died three days later. READ MORE: Former Federal Prosecutor To Help With Hazing Investigation At Bowling Green State University … [Read more...] about Bowling Green State University Expels Fraternity Over Student’s Hazing Death
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?
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Analysts say Russia is increasing arms sales to Myanmar’s military and steadfastly standing by Myanmar’s coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, an alliance they say will further Moscow’s foreign policy ambitions across Southeast Asia through future weapons sales. Meanwhile, leaders of at least 10 of ethnic rebel groups have declared their support for the country’s anti-coup movement. Anthony Davis, a security analyst with the Jane’s Group in Bangkok, said Moscow “very clearly” wants to further its ties with Myanmar’s military, known as Tatmadaw, through sales, primarily to its air force and, to a lesser extent, its army, while wanting to foster ties with Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, a regional economic union. “Russia has established a strong beachhead not just in Myanmar but in Southeast Asia via Myanmar more generally,” he said, adding he was not surprised Russia and China were backing a proposed ASEAN summit on the crisis. “ASEAN is a … [Read more...] about Russia Seen Advancing SE Asian Ambitions Through Myanmar Generals