ClinOne Partners with CQuentia to Add COVID-19 and Comprehensive Precision Medicine Testing to Their Suite of Clinical Trial Operating Services and Virtual Trials

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DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today ClinOne announced a strategic partnership with CQuentia to bring focused and personalized molecular testing to clinical trial patients. ClinOne’s mission is to simplify and accelerate clinical trials for those conducting, participating in and benefiting from clinical studies in onsite, remote, and strictly virtual settings. “Our goal is to increase patient access to life changing clinical trials, while continually analyzing operations and developing workflows and capabilities to minimize our clients’ costs,” explains Rob Bohacs, ClinOne’s CEO. Partnering with a laboratory such as CQuentia, provides a depth of diagnostic testing that expands ClinOne’s offering and brings comprehensive lab solutions directly to the patients.

ClinOne continuously evaluates the market for innovative companies and products to add to its suite of e-clinical technologies. “CQuentia is a thought leader in genomic testing and a natural fit, given their comprehensive COVID-19 testing capabilities offered at or near patients’ homes,” explains Dr. Elizabeth

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Fla. Dentist’s Bid For COVID-19 Loss Coverage Axed

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Law360 (September 3, 2020, 4:10 PM EDT) —
A Florida federal judge handed a win to Allied Insurance Co. of America, freeing the insurer from having to pay for a dental clinic’s claimed COVID-19 related losses, holding that the policy’s virus exclusion clearly bars coverage.

U.S. District Judge John L. Badalamenti tossed Mauricio Martinez, DMD, P.A.’s suit seeking coverage for losses stemming from state-mandated closures because of COVID-19 Tuesday, holding that the dental practice’s alleged losses are not covered by the policy, which expressly

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Stanford Medicine experts advise school districts on COVID-19 tests | News Center

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Kong was motivated to reach out to schools when she saw how parents of school-age kids were struggling with campus closures and a lack of child care.

“We heard a lot of the talk during back-to-school planning about how you set up classrooms, handwashing, masking,” she said. “But we didn’t hear about testing. For schools, that’s not what they normally do; they didn’t know how to think about it. So we put it out there that we have capacity, and we’re happy to work with schools and districts on this.” 

Jennifer Fralick, administrative director of pathology and clinical labs at Stanford Health Care; Megan Bliss, director of strategic operations; Yvonne Maldonado, MD, professor of pediatrics and of health research and policy; Nancy Ewen Wang, MD, professor of emergency medicine; and James Zehnder, MD, professor of pathology and of medicine, have also been working with Kong to respond to local districts’

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Aging for Amateurs: During COVID-19, it’s still important to visit the dentist | Columnists

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Four weeks ago, I wrote a column on places you won’t see me during the COVID-19 pandemic. One place that was conspicuously absent was the dentist. I hadn’t done enough research to comment on the issue of whether to seek dental care in this difficult time, but I believe I have now.

After reviewing the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites and talking with several local dentists, including my own family dentist, Dr. Keith Kirkland, I’m comfortable recommending regular visits for preventive care (cleaning and evaluation for tooth and gum problems) every six months, as usual.



Aging for Amateurs: Where you won’t see me during the pandemic

Of course, emergency care for dental trauma or severe pain is also recommended when needed. Talk to your dentist if you have particular concerns with visiting.

You will likely find your dentist’s office looking a little different to allow for social distancing in the waiting room

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Temporal dynamics in viral shedding and transmissibility of COVID-19

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SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, spreads efficiently, with a basic reproductive number of 2.2 to 2.5 determined in Wuhan1,2. The effectiveness of control measures depends on several key epidemiological parameters (Fig. 1a), including the serial interval (duration between symptom onsets of successive cases in a transmission chain) and the incubation period (time between infection and onset of symptoms). Variation between individuals and transmission chains is summarized by the incubation period distribution and the serial interval distribution, respectively. If the observed mean serial interval is shorter than the observed mean incubation period, this indicates that a significant portion of transmission may have occurred before infected persons have developed symptoms. Significant presymptomatic transmission would probably reduce the effectiveness of control measures that are initiated by symptom onset, such as isolation, contact tracing and enhanced hygiene or use of face masks for symptomatic persons.

Fig. 1: Transmission of infectious diseases.
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COVID-19

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As of April 23, 2020, there are a total of 39,254 positive cases
and 1,562 deaths
in California
. 

The California Department of Public Health is committed to health equity and collecting more detailed racial and ethnic data that will provide additional understanding for determining future action. Health outcomes are affected by forces including structural racism, poverty and the disproportionate prevalence of underlying conditions such as asthma and heart disease among Latinos and African American Californians. Only by looking at the full picture can we understand how to ensure the best outcomes for all Californians.

The differences in health outcomes related to COVID-19 are most stark in COVID-19 deaths. We have nearly complete data on race and ethnicity for COVID-19 deaths, and we are seeing these trends. Overall, for adults 18 and older, Latinos, African Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are dying at disproportionately higher levels. The proportion

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Virtual fitness options for staying in shape during the COVID-19 Stay at Home order

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – All Virginia fitness centers are closed until June 10 by order of Governor Northam.

  1. This order places a terrible financial hardship on all gyms in Virginia. It also makes it very difficult for Virginia residents to stay in shape. Having a strong immune system is closely tied to staying in shape.
  2. Governor Northam ordered gyms to close to reduce the opportunity of COVID-19 to spread between members. But in doing so, he also made it more difficult for people to maintain their first line of defense – a healthy immune system fueled by regular exercise.

To help meet the public need for safe and effective home workout programming, gyms across Virginia are retooling their services to provide virtual training options to help their members stay in shape. One gym that has been in the forefront of virtual training is Sand & Steel Fitness of Alexandria VA. They

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Department of Health

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  • Governor Cuomo directed schools and nonessential businesses to stay closed for an additional two weeks through April 29th.

  • An Executive Order will direct employers to provide essential workers with masks free of charge to wear when interacting with the public.

  • Governor Cuomo and several northeast state Governors announced the creation of a multi-state council to restore the economy.

  • A bipartisan effort is being made with Maryland Governor Hogan to call for $500 billion in state aid.

  • Governor Cuomo sent a letter to the US Treasury to ensure that New Yorkers’ stimulus checks do not get frozen or seized by creditors. 

  • An additional $200M in emergency food assistance will be available for low-income households enrolled in SNAP.

  • New COVID-19 testing facilities are opening downstate, primarily in minority communities. Find testing site locations and hours or operation.

  • $600 in additional weekly unemployment benefits will be made available to all New Yorkers; and

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    COVID-19 Arkansas Department of Health

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    COVID-19

      

    Please take steps to protect yourself. The ADH recommends:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
    • Practice social distancing. Avoid close contact with others, especially those who are sick, by keeping at least 6 feet between you and others.
    • Avoid going out except to get medical care. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your health care provider. Your physician will decide if testing is necessary based on your symptoms and known exposures.
    • Wear a cloth mask when in public and unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from others. Click here to read the CDC’s recommendations. The ADH offers this do-it-yourself cloth mask design.
    Updated as of 4/14/2020, 1:46 p.m.
    *these data are updated once a day
    Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
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    Local dentist on road to recovery after COVID-19

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    After multi-week battle against COVID-19, dentist speaks out

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    EDWARDSVILLE — When an email from the Illinois State Dental Society recommended for dental offices in the state to shut down for two weeks starting March 17, Glen Carbon dentist Dr. Briana Oller’s thoughts were on her

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