Month: August 2020

COVID-19 Update: FDA Broadens Emergency Use Authorization for Veklury (remdesivir) to Include All Hospitalized Patients for Treatment of COVID-19

For Immediate Release:

Today, as part of its ongoing efforts to fight COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration broadened the scope of the existing emergency use authorization (EUA) for the drug Veklury (remdesivir) to include treatment of all hospitalized adult and pediatric patients with suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, irrespective of their severity of disease. 

In May 2020, the FDA issued an EUA that authorized Veklury for the treatment of hospitalized adult and pediatric patients with severe COVID-19. As noted in the initial issuance of the EUA, the emergency use of Veklury was limited to those patients

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Incoming York College student uses 3D printer to make equipment for hospital

An incoming York College freshman took matters into his own hands after he found out the hospital his mother works at was short on COVID-19 medical supplies.

Colin Evans, 18, of Hampstead, Maryland, has used a 3D printer to produce more than 130 ear savers and mask filter caps for Carroll Hospital for medical providers who work there. 

“One day (my mother) came home

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Anxiety, depression spiked among college students early in pandemic

Depression, anxiety and inactive lifestyles are all too common among college students, and a new study finds they may have escalated during the initial outbreak of COVID-19.

Using a mix of smartphone data and online surveys from more than 200 students, researchers at Dartmouth College determined that the coronavirus pandemic had an immediate impact on the mental health of this particular undergraduate group.

The students involved in the study were participating in a research program tracking mental health at the New Hampshire university. They reported spikes in depression and anxiety at the beginning of the pandemic in early March,

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College of Law and Rochester Institute of Technology Enter Into 3+3 Admissions Agreement

Syracuse University College of Law and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have entered into a 3+3 Admissions Agreement for RIT students who wish to kick start their legal careers. The agreement enables qualified students to obtain their bachelor’s and J.D. degrees in six years, instead of seven.

Under the agreement, RIT students who are admitted and enroll through the 3+3 program must complete all coursework required of their School of Individualized Study undergraduate major in three years. Their first year at the College of Law then fulfills the final year of their bachelor’s degree, allowing 3+3 students to finish

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U.S. Colleges: What to Do With Students and Coronavirus on Campus?

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A consensus is building among public health experts that it’s better to keep university students on campus after a Covid-19 outbreak rather than send them home as many are doing.

It’s easier to isolate sick or exposed students and trace their contacts if they stay put, said Ravina Kullar, epidemiologist and spokesperson for Infectious Diseases Society of America. Sending students home risks exposing other people there as well as along the way, and makes

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