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ABC News

Nurses group turns to crowd-sourcing for unused protective gear

Marion Leary of the School of Nursing spoke about efforts to crowd-source safety masks and other personal protective gear. “Anyone that has a stock of these supplies that they could donate to their local hospitals and healthcare providers,” she said, would be doing a great service.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Lessons from 1918

Pat D’Antonio of the School of Nursing spoke about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how we can apply its lessons to the present.

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The New York Times

7 medical leaders to politicians: Save lives, not Wall Street

In collaboration with the leaders of six other large academic medicine institutions, Dean J. Larry Jameson of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an op-ed urging “national leadership to resist pressure to lift tough social restrictions intended to subdue this outbreak and save thousands of lives.”

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The New York Times

Fourteen days. That’s the most time we have to defeat coronavirus

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel wrote an op-ed outlining a plan to effectively confront and contain the novel coronavirus. “President Trump needs to immediately order the closing of all schools and nonessential businesses and impose a shelter-in-place policy for the entire country,” he wrote. “If these measures are complied with fully, then we may be able to lift them slowly in two to three months, when the percentage of people infected has plateaued and the number of new infections is near zero.”

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NPR

Her incredible sense of smell is helping scientists find new ways to diagnose disease

Richard Doty of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the use of scent signaling in diagnosing disease. “It used to be that physicians did use breath odor and other odors, to signify certain disorders. But that’s not really invoked presently, because we have so much better ways of [diagnosing] things,” he said.

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