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UMaine science and medicine updates

COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 information and research are changing rapidly, and new developments become available daily. The most recent , up-to-date information is found in the latest bulletins, but some topics covered earlier are still relevant.  All statements made in these documents are from primary sources, which are cited with weblinks

The following are briefings that UMaine faculty and students have assembled to provide to Bangor Public Health and local hospitals. Most recent additions are at the top of this page. A glossary of terms is also available at the bottom of this page:

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Science and Medicine Updates, May 14

Maine statistics and COVID-19 updates from Maine; Mysterious inflammatory condition affecting young children with COVID-19; How SARS-CoV-2 may move through the air; The mental health toll of COVID-19 lockdown; Debunking the pseudoscience in “Plandemic”; Update on vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19; Evidence-based Practices for business reopening; Impact of opening businesses on COVID rates; SPECIAL: Workplace considerations for reducing spread of SARS-CoV-2 (2pg infographic posted); Resources and Recommended Readings; Reputable online resources with COVID-19 data

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5.14.20
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5.14.20
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Updated
5.7.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, May 6

Maine statistics and COVID-19 updates from Maine; Novel treatments: Convalescent plasma, Favipiravir, Remdesivir update; Why global shutdowns haven’t occurred for previous viral outbreaks; COVID and climate change; Wastewater testing for COVID-19; SPECIAL: Shopping during COVID infographic; Resources and recommended readings; Reputable online resources with COVID-19 data

Updated
5.7.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, April 30

Maine statistics and COVID-19 updates from Maine; Risk factors – blood type updates; Coping tips for children and families – mental health; COVID-19 and domestic animals; COVID-19 virus characteristics, viral genome, and zoonotic transmission; Anosmia (loss of smell) and COVID-19; Update on COVID-19 testing; SPECIAL: Maine COVID-19 data; SPECIAL: cloth masks; Resources and recommended readings; Reputable online resources with COVID-19 data

Updated
5.1.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, April 28

Maine statistics and COVID-19 updates from Maine; Debunking COVID-19 Myths; Mental health effects on healthcare workers; Re-thinking widespread ventilator use for COVID-19 cases; Most contagious phase of COVID-19 is before symptoms start; Comparing policies for COVID-19 responses; Resources and Recommended Readings; Reputable online resources with COVID-19 data

Updated
4.29.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, April 21

Maine statistics and COVID-19 News updates from Maine; Best Practices And Lessons Learned From COVID-19 Management in Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities; COVID-19 Symptoms and Asymptomatic Cases; Comparing Plans to Re-Open Communities/Economies; Resources and Recommended Readings; Reputable Online Resources with COVID-19 Data

Updated
4.22.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, April 17

Maine statistics and COVID-19 News updates from Maine; UMaine Health Connection Chat Series; UMaine Cooperative Extension – food/seafood pick-up and delivery options around the state; Update on Mask decontamination from NIH; How is COVID-19 spread from person-to-person; How long is COVID-19 virus stable on surfaces; Face mask guidance; Update on COVID-19 treatments: hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir; Special: Evidence-Based Grocery Shopping Protocols; Resources and Recommended Readings; Reputable Online Resources with COVID-19 Data

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4.22.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, April 14

Maine statistics and COVID-19 News updates from Maine; COVID-19 projections; Effects of COVID-19 on various organs; What is a cytokine storm?; Effects of working remote during the pandemic; Community responses: Effects on small businesses; Maine resources for Businesses affected by COVID-19; Homelessness and COVID-19; Serology; Talking to Children about COVID-19; Reputable Online Resources with COVID-19 Data

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4.22.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, April 8

Maine statistics and COVID-19 News updates from Maine; Why hand washing is better than hand sanitizer; risks of homemade hand sanitizer; Handwashing and COVID-19; What is a ventilator?; Update on NSAIDs with COVID-19; Homemade facemasks; How COVID-19 affects rural areas; Recommended Science-based Journalism on COVID-19; Reputable Online Resources with COVID-19 Data

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4.22.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, April 2

Maine statistics and COVID-19 News updates from Maine; Why the COVID-19 pandemic should avoid encouraging discriminatory behavior; Which groups are more at risk for COVID-19; Potential anti-virals to combat COVID-19

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4.22.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, March 26

Maine statistics and COVID-19 News updates from Maine; Which groups are more at risk for COVID-19; What to do if someone in your house has COVID-19; How to clean and disinfect your home; Comparison of masks; COVID-19 testing

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4.22.20
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Science and Medicine Updates, March 24

Maine statistics and COVID-19 News updates from Maine; NIH guidance for workers; COVID-19 survival on various surfaces; How COVID is spread; Why is there a COVID testing shortage?; Re-infection with COVID, immunity; What COVID-19 does to our lungs, how it causes respiratory failure; Ibuprofin vs Tylenol for COVID-19; Process of making a vaccine

Updated
4.22.20
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Updated
4.9.20

Faculty

Kristy Townsend, Associate Professor of Neurobiology

Melissa Maginnis, Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Debbie Saber, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Caitlin Howell, Asst Prof Biomedical Engineering

Graduate students

Ashleigh Beaulieu
Gabriel Jensen
Emma Paradie
Avery Bond
Brandy-Lee Soos
Liz Saveedra Perez
Nnamdi Baker
Mason Crocker
Colleen Mayberry
Michael Wilczek
Dan Reagan

Undergraduate students

Seth Thomas
Tom Szwwczyk
Tristan Fong

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