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  • Reply to: Gone, but not forgotten   1 day 9 hours ago

    of the 5th anniversary of this tragedy, but once a year is not enough anyway.

  • Reply to: Mapping NC's school-to-prison pipeline   1 day 9 hours ago

    and there are quite a few who read this blog, are very dedicated to their profession and fair. But the numbers don't lie; we have a big problem in suspensions and negative outcomes with SROs nationwide when it comes to students of color, and we need a new approach.

  • Reply to: Wednesday News: The choice is yours to make   2 days 11 hours ago

    Let's hope the word "remdesivir" becomes well-known:

    Dr. Andre Kalil, who will oversee the study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, said the clinical trial was developed quickly in response to the virus outbreak that originated in China. Patients who are hospitalized with the COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, will be eligible to join the trial if they have at least moderate symptoms.

    “The goal here is to help the people that need it the most,” Kalil said.

    Fourteen people who were evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan are being treated at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Twelve of them have tested positive for COVID-19.

    In a draft research plan published last month, the World Health Organization said remdesivir was considered “the most promising candidate.” It was used briefly in some Ebola patients in Congo before that study stopped. But the WHO cited laboratory studies that suggested it might be able to target SARS and MERS, which are cousins of the new virus.

    Gilead has provided the drug for use in a small number of patients, including a man in Washington state who fell ill after a trip to Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak. He is no longer hospitalized, but it is not clear whether the remdesivir helped him.

    Apparently it didn't work very well with Ebola, but I also know that clinicians were pulled out of several areas in Africa due to violence. Fingers crossed.

  • Reply to: Tuesday News: Private profits, public costs   3 days 10 hours ago

    If Trump had an ounce of integrity, he would have refused to visit India until Modi had backed down on his nationalistic fervor. But of course Trump hates Muslims, so he's probably happy as a pig in shit.

  • Reply to: Tuesday Twitter roundup   3 days 11 hours ago

    Poor Joe...