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Coronavirus Pandemic – RWJF Issues Health Equity Principles Brief

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports The Coronavirus pandemic continues to expose inequities in America. While every community is experiencing harm, certain groups are suffering disproportionately, including people of color, workers with low incomes, and people living in places that were already struggling financially before the economic downturn. That’s why Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has outlined five principles that serve as a compass for leaders toward an equitable and lasting recovery. For communities to recover fully and fairly, state and local leaders must set priorities and make decisions based on the experiences of those already most challenged and on…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – 17 Princeton COVID-19 Deaths Confirmed

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Town of Princeton Health department reports A total of 17 confirmed COVID-19- related deaths in Princeton. 7 additional probable (symptomatic but not tested) deaths of COVID-19 complications. 169 positive cases. 65 active positive cases. 80 individuals recovered and released from isolation.
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Chairwoman Named to Governor Murphy’s Restart Council

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Chamber reports  Governor Murphy announced his Restart and Recovery Advisory Council last week, naming Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Chairwoman, Brenda Ross-Dulan to the committee. The governor declared the Council will bring together leaders from various industry, community, and faith-based groups and institutions across New Jersey to advise State leadership on economic issues impacted by the pandemic. “I am honored to have been asked to serve on this council. After our first call on Friday, it was clear our thought leaders are in-tune with what is really happening in our business communities. My sincere desire is to bring my expertise…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton University engineering team to use NSF RAPID grant to investigate asymptomatic spread of COVID-19, test strategies for prevention

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications reports A National Science Foundation grant will support Princeton researchers studying how COVID-19 may be spread by people without symptoms through everyday social interactions involving breathing and speaking. Led by Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the researchers will examine how fluid mechanics influence the transport of aerosol particles during simulations of human breathing and speaking. Their findings will help explain how interactions between individuals without symptoms may contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and other viral…
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Coronavirus Pandemic -Local climate unlikely to drive the early COVID-19 pandemic

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute reports Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published May 18 in the journal Science. The researchers found that the vast number of people still vulnerable to the strain of coronavirus causing the pandemic — SARS-CoV-2 — and the speed at which the pathogen spreads means that climate conditions are only likely to make a dent in the current rate of infection. “We project that warmer or more humid climates will not slow the virus…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – FDA approves ventilator designed by particle physics community

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Lauren Biron, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Liz Fuller-Wright report In just six weeks, from March 19 to May 1, an international team of physicists and engineers led by Princeton’s Cristian Galbiati brought a ventilator from concept to FDA approval. The Food and Drug Administration announced on Sunday, May 3, that the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) is safe for use in the United States under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, which helps support public health during a crisis. This ventilator is the brainchild of Galbiati, a professor of physics at Princeton University who normally leads a dark matter experiment called DarkSide-20k. When under…
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Handwashing to Slow the Coronavirus Pandemic

Princeton Strong news Princeton, NJ: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports - Among several steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus is one we can act on several times a day: frequently and thoroughly washing our hands. But how frequent and how thorough? And what about those whose living conditions make handwashing anything but easy? The simple act of handwashing has always been an important factor in preventing the spread of disease. As the coronavirus gains traction, it’s all the more critical. But a quick splash of water and perfunctory spritz of soap is nowhere near sufficient to keep the…
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