San Diego County schools will lose their chance to reopen if county falls to lowest tier
Schools that already are open will not be forced to close if the county falls to the purple tier. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristen Taketa Source Type: news

L.A. schools are closed — but there are loopholes for those with money
K-12 schools in Los Angeles are not allowed to be open at the moment. Yet many schools have reopened anyway, either by outsourcing their facilities to established providers like the Y, or by rebranding as day camps, which are license-exempt and virtually unregulated in California. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sonja Sharp, Laura Newberry Source Type: news

A pandemic within a pandemic - intimate partner violence during Covid-19 - Evans ML, Lindauer M, Farrell ME.
s Covid-19 cases surged in the United States in March 2020, stay-at-home orders were put in place. Schools closed, and many workers were furloughed, laid off, or told to work from home. With personal movement limited and people confined to their homes, adv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Schools Disinfected'
[The Herald] All boarding schools used as quarantine centres have been disinfected and are safe, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told Senate yesterday during the Question and Answer session. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

After developing CRISPR test, UConn researchers validate clinical feasibility for COVID-19 testing
(University of Connecticut) In March, researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering-- a shared department in the schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Engineering--began to develop a new, low-cost, CRISPR-based diagnostic platform to detect infectious diseases, including HIV virus, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Today, the method is one step closer to being a cutting-edge diagnostics technology for rapid detection of infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hawaii Department of Health rolls out new Covid health guidelines for schools
Schools may choose from three different learning models including learning from home, in which students and teachers engage in virtual classes only; traditional in-person learning in the classroom; or a hybrid blended learning model that combines both home learning and in-person classroom learning. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

COVID-19 Screening in Public Venues Is Unreliable COVID-19 Screening in Public Venues Is Unreliable
COVID-19 screening tests used at airports, schools, and other public places are not particularly effective, a large analysis for The Cochrane Library shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Infection rates soar in college towns as students return
College towns across the U.S. have emerged as virus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak, Department for Education (updated 17th September 2020)
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term. 17 September 2020 Updated the section on managing confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and what to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). 10 September 2020 Added updated version of'What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)'. 7 September 2020 Added'What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings, Department for Education (updated 17th September 2020)
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term to support the return of children and young people with special education needs and disability (SEND). 17 September 2020 Updated the section on managing confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). 16 September 2020 Amended the information on risk assessments for those with an education, health and care plan. 8 September 2020 Updated guidance to reflect the actions special schools and other specialist settings need to support full opening from the start of the autumn term. T...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From complexity to clarity in cell and gene therapy
One of the most exciting frontiers in medicine, cell and gene therapies are already offering breakthrough treatments and potential cures in severe genetic diseases and cancer. The innovations continue to advance rapidly, with press releases announcing major breakthroughs on a seemingly monthly basis.  It ’s undoubtedly a good news story but these advances bring with them the challenge of explaining all the exciting, but complex possibilities to patients and caregivers.  The groups that have historically been expected to help keep doctors up to speed cannot be expected to do so in this dynamic environm...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
As schools reopen across much of the country, some are voicing concern about the rising number of COVID-19 cases among students and that not enough is being done to protect both children and teachers.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Schoolchildren should be next in line for Covid tests, says UK minister
Robert Buckland admits government faces ‘real challenges’ over testingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchoolchildren and their parents should be next in line for Covid-19 tests after the NHS and social care, the UK justice secretary, Robert Buckland, has suggested, as he admitted the government was facing “real challenges” in its testing programme.Buckland ’s comments came as a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said ministers would need to “dramatically” increase coronavirus testing to cope with dema...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Murphy Political correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Schools Education Infectious diseases Science Robert Buckland Politics Source Type: news

Virtual schools face rocky start — with delays, confusion and technical problems
Some parents might have envied provinces with e-learning options this fall, but getting virtual schools off the ground has proven to be challenging, with parents feeling left in the dark, enrolment lists in flux and teachers still being hired or reassigned as classes get underway. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

New book guides educators, shares successes in transition from STEM to STEAm
(University of Kansas) University of Kansas education scholars have edited a new book that can guide schools, administrators, teachers and communities in making the shift from STEM-focused schooling to new emphasis on STEAM. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Covid-19 Live Updates: Michael Caputo, Trump Health Official, Apologizes for Facebook Outburst, Considers Leave of Absence
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House would not leave for the November elections without acting on an additional round of aid. Pakistani high schools and universities reopened for the first time in nearly six months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Irish minister tests negative; closing schools a 'last resort', says WHO – as it happened
Cabinet colleagues had earlier been told to restrict movements as a precaution; WHO chief warns ofschool closures ’ effect on children. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here11.35pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: World still at 'beginning' of pandemic, WHO Covid-19 envoy warns11.32pmBSTBritain ’s testing crisis could take weeks to resolve, the health secretary has admitted as it emerged that Covid tests from hospitals are being deployed for use in the community to plug holes in the system.P...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Amy Walker, Jessica Murray, Amelia Hall and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus will change offices and schools. It's already transformed our homes
The spots where we slept and relaxed now have to do double and triple duty supporting every aspect of our daily lives. How our homes are changing during coronavirus (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

Key workers need a fit-for-purpose testing system immediately, says UNISON
Commenting on shortages in coronavirus tests for key workers and changes to who will be given priority announced by the health secretary today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The country has been promised so much on testing. But six months into the pandemic, the government has failed woefully to get to grips with the problems. “School support staff, health employees and other key public sector workers can’t get tests to find out whether it’s safe to go to work. So, they and their families must stop at home. “With infection rates rising, people need to feel confident the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus testing Source Type: news

Namibia: 732 Covid-19 Cases At Learning Institutions
[Namibian] TWO schools in the Oshana region and one in the //Kharas region have suspended face-to-face classes after positive cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed at these institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lowest of the low: why some countries suffer terrorist attacks against schools - Fahey S, Asal V.
The purpose of this research was to investigate whether terrorist attacks against schools and other educational institutions were more common in states with little respect for human rights for a sample of 75 countries from 1981-2010 using the Global Terror... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Kenya: Education Boss Hints at Re-Opening Schools Before January
[Nation] Universities and colleges have been cleared to recall students for on-campus learning as the government also considers reopening schools this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Boris Johnson was warned over Covid 'moonshot' testing plan
Key government adviser cautioned PM against setting 10m daily testing targetCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA key government adviser has said he warned Boris Johnson not to describe his mass coronavirus testing plan as a “moonshot” and cautioned against setting a target of carrying out 10m tests a day.As ministers faced further criticism over the struggling testing programme, Sir John Bell said the government had “underestimated” the demand for tests caused by the return of schools and a rise in infections.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Source Type: news

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom
Overcrowded parties have forced several high schools to go back to online learning in hopes of staving off Covid-19 outbreaks. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parties Delay the Start of In-Person Classes at Some U.S. High Schools
A federal judge ruled that pandemic safety restrictions in Pennsylvania were unconstitutional. The damage to the world ’s major economies from the virus has been six times more severe than the 2009 financial crisis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Kenya: Women 'Suffering Under Covid-19'
[Nation] Women bear the brunt of Covid-19--not so profound a statement in the Kenyan context, where a spike in teen pregnancies has featured regularly in the media since the government closed schools in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Relief Negotiations Stall After " Skinny " GOP Proposal Fails in Senate
A pared-down COVID-19 relief package introduced by Senate Republicans failed to move forward in the Senate after failing to capture the 60 votes needed to close debate. The chamber voted 52-47 - along party lines. The “skinny” proposal was introduced on September 8, after relief negotiations between Democratic leadership and the Trump Administration have been stalled for weeks as a result of disagreement over the size of the package. Republicans in the Senate had introduced a $1 trillion package, entitled the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act (HEALS Act) in late July. The House ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Brazil Covid deaths exceed 132,000 - as it happened
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos fire. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.03amBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: global cases near 30m as WHO warns of more deaths in European autumn11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil deaths exceed 132,000; people in England's worst-hit hotspots unable to get tests
Jordan to shut schools and places of worship; Panama allows men and women out on same day;14 refugees test positive after Lesbos firePeople in England ’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsFrench regions to announce new restrictionsAmerican accused of ignoring quarantine to go on Bavaria bar crawlUS coronavirus updates – live11.47pmBSTMattha Busby andCaroline Bannock report:As the UK faces a potential second wave of the coronavirus, care homes across the country have started to restrict visits to protect their elderly residents.Related:'They could die of loneliness': how Covid policies impact care h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier), Lucy Campbell, Caroline Davies, Ben Quinn, Martin Belam and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Wisconsin Covid-19 workplaces investigations top 1,000, with dozens of active cases at schools, day cares
The state has also launched 119 investigations into educational facilities, which include schools, colleges, universities, and child day care centers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nick Williams Source Type: news

Wisconsin Covid-19 workplaces investigations top 1,000, with dozens of active cases at schools, day cares
The state has also launched 119 investigations into educational facilities, which include schools, colleges, universities, and child day care centers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nick Williams Source Type: news

Public Health, Pathology collaboration advances COVID-19 saliva test
In a testament to the power of teamwork, researchers from Yale ’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine worked together to make SalivaDirect a clinical success. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment, DHSC (updated 14th September 2020)
Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency. 14 September 2020 Added type II masks to the list of items that can be ordered and updated order limits for GPs and social care providers.2 2 September 2020 Added children's care homes and secure homes and children's residential special schools to the categories of provider that can order from the portal. Updated the order limits for GPs and pharmacies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring the child-friendliness of high schools in two southern Karnataka districts: a cross sectional study - J R, V KK, Thomas JJ, Kulkarni P, Bilimale AS, R NMM.
BACKGROUND: Children spend about 8-9 hours per day in schools. Hence, it is important to provide them with good physical, mental and social environment. The wellbeing during the childhood has a potential to provide the strong foundation for a positive heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

South Sudan: Govt Reopens Schools After 6-Month Lockdown
[Nation] South Sudan's Council of Ministers has lifted the ban on learning that President Salva Kiir imposed in March in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus ins schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Improved early psychosis detection system may halve risk in young people
(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Doctors have developed a new data mining method to detect many young people with emerging psychosis. The new methods, based on advanced data mining to pick up early risk sign from schools, hospitals, and general doctors, will be presented at the ECNP virtual congress, and is in press with a peer-reviewed journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia to Reopen All Schools After Drop in Covid-19 Cases
[East African] Zambia announced Friday that it is reopening all learning institutions following insignificant cases of the coronavirus following the reopening of examination classes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sharp rise in kids with covid symptoms as schools reopen
The beginning of September has seen a sharp uptick in children presenting with potential covid-19 symptoms to NHS 111 and 999, just as schools reopened. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Russian schools open with classroom, cafeteria precautions
Russian children have returned to schools after attending classes online since the coronavirus pandemic swept the country in late March (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘This Gift Offers Validation’: Historically Black Meharry Medical College Plans To Continue Serving Healthcare’s Underserved With The Help Of Its Largest-Ever Grant
Meharry will receive $34 million as part of Michael Bloomberg ’s pledge to donate $100 million to four historically Black medical schools over the next four years. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brianne Garrett, Forbes Staff Tags: Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Diversity & Inclusion /diversity-inclusion Education /education Editors' Pick editors-pick Decision Maker Content decisionmaker forbeswomen Source Type: news

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CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss the latest on the coronavirus pandemic as the death toll nears 200,000 in the US while schools attempt to reopen across the country. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas Reports Nearly 1,300 Active Virus Cases at Colleges
Arkansas reported nearly 1,300 active coronavirus cases at its colleges and universities Thursday, as well as 525 in its public schools. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 11, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Rapid Review investigates the effectiveness of screening for COVID-19
How effective is screening for COVID-19?Why does screening matter?Screening aims to identify a condition in people who may not be showing any symptoms. Some people may have the COVID-19 virus but appear healthy or have only mild symptoms. It is important to identify infected people so they can stay away from others and seek appropriate care. Incorrectly identifying COVID-19 in healthy people could lead to unnecessary self-isolation and further tests. Incorrectly identifying no infection in infected people could spread the virus.Screening for COVID-19 can include temperature checks, or asking about international travel or c...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 10, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Mediating effects of parental stress on harsh parenting and parent-child relationship during coronavirus (CoViD-19) pandemic in Singapore - Chung G, Lanier P, Wong PYJ.
Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, "Circuit-breaker" safety distancing was implemented in Singapore from April to May 2020. Schools and workplaces were closed and parents had to balance telecommuting with parenting responsibilities. Coupled wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Colleges in all 50 states report coronavirus cases as clusters linked to social gatherings grow
As schools begin their fall semester, universities and colleges are struggling to contain coronavirus outbreaks with cases reported at campuses in all 50 states. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston College Swimming And Diving Team Members Test Positive For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS) – Boston College has paused all team activities for its swimming and diving program after some of them tested positive for coronavirus. The college did not specify how many positives tests there were within the team. According to the Boston Globe, 13 members were diagnosed with COVID-19. A Boston College spokesperson said the team members are in isolation. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health schools Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston College Coronavirus Source Type: news

Angola: Schools to Reopen in October
[Nation] Luanda -- Angolan authorities have agreed to reopen schools from October, after learning institutions in the country were closed to control the spread of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

1st COVID-19 outbreaks at Alberta schools confirmed in Calgary and Lethbridge
Alberta has reported its first COVID-19 outbreaks at schools, with health officials confirming that two or more people with COVID-19 had attended two public high schools in Calgary and Lethbridge while infectious. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

The Latest: Over 750 Tennessee students, staff test positive
Tennessee reported on Wednesday that 756 students and staff have tested positive for the coronavirus at schools across the state, with more than half the districts reporting (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news