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August 2020

Experts Fear Trump Admin Will Rush To Promote Vaccine That’s Not Yet Ready
Talking Points Memo

“The individuals that receive the vaccine have to be exposed naturally to it,” Dr. Susan Hassig, an epidemiologist at Tulane University, told TPM.   
 
African American BMi associated with severe COVID-19 and ICU admission
Medical Xpress

"It is of tremendous importance that we identify risk factors and those individuals who may be at increased risk for severe COVID-19 infection, so that we are able dedicate efforts towards supporting those most affected and in need," said Christine Bojanowski, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine at Tulane University Health Science Center in New Orleans, La. Bojanowski is the corresponding author of the study.   
 
Obesity puts older African-Americans at higher risk for severe COVID-19
UPI

"This study is of particular interest in response to emerging reports revealing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the African American community in our country," said Bojanowski, assistant professor of medicine at Tulane.

Non-COVID-19 health care visits declined dramatically as pandemic hit
Mirage News

The study’s other authors are Engy Ziedan, an assistant professor of economics at Tulane University, and Coady Wing, an associate professor in the O’Neill School.

Covid Tests and Quarantines: Colleges Brace for an Uncertain Fall
New York Times

Temporary classrooms on Tulane University's campus in New Orleans are meant to encourage social distancing.

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