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Coronavirus Pandemic – Federal Investigation into Conditions at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division have opened an investigation into the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke to examine whether the Soldiers’ Home violated the rights of residents by failing to provide them adequate medical care generally, and during the coronavirus ;   The…
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California Couple in College Admissions Case Agrees to Plead Guilty

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ reports Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with securing the fraudulent admission of their two children to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits. Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, both of Los Angeles, Calif., will plead guilty before District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton on a…
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Parent Sentenced in College Admissions Case

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ Boston reports A Chinese woman who resides in Canada was sentenced today for using bribery to facilitate her son’s admission to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) as a purported soccer recruit. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, was sentenced during a videoconference hearing before District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to time…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stay home, save lives: A Public Health Advisory is in place for everyone in Boston, except essential workers, to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. All Mass. residents over the age of two must now wear a face covering or mask in public.

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Coronavirus Pandemic – MIT, Harvard Researchers Developing Coronavirus Detecting Light-Up Face Masks

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Interesting Engineering Brad Bergan reports Coronavirus detection via face mask tool. The small team's initial study reported the Ebola- and Zika-detecting face mask tool in 2016 — published in the journal Cell. Now the team is adapting the tool to emit a fluorescent signal when a person with coronavirus breathes, sneezes, or coughs. If proven successful, it might close the gap…
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COVID INNOVATION – Could a New Ultraviolet Technology Fight the Spread of Coronavirus?

Columbia researcher David Brenner believes far-UVC light—safe for humans, but lethal for viruses—could be a ‘game changer.’ New York City Strong news – New York, NY: Columbia University reports The technology, developed by Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research, uses lamps that emit continuous, low doses of a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light, known as far-UVC, which can kill viruses and bacteria without harming human skin,…
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COVID-19 TESTING SITES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports (Boston, MA 4/20/20) Health and Human Service Chief Marty Martinez, along with Mayor Martin Walsh, updates the city regarding the coronavirus during a press conference at Boston City Hall.(Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox) Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today launched a new mapping tool to help Boston residents find locations…
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NATION – COVID-19 PANDEMIC DISASTER – MEDICAL CENTER INNOVATION UMMC Builds $ 100 Ventilators From Hardware Store Parts

News Strong – Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Medical CenterKaren Bascom reports The COVID-19 pandemic has left hospitals in short supply of personal protective equipment and medical supplies. As patients develop severe respiratory symptoms, there is another concern: if hospitals will have enough ventilators to support them all. Dr. Charles Robertson, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has built…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Boston Resiliency Fund provides emergency grants to food access and healthcare system support for Boston residents

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Less than 10 days after it was first launched in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the  Boston Resiliency Fund has surpassed its goal of raising $20 million. The Fund was established last Monday as a means to provide essential services to first responders, critical care providers and Boston…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – New Coronavirus Stable for Hours on Surfaces. Shipping Boxes May Arrive with Living Deadly Virus

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID reports The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols…
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ICE FIELDS – COVID-19 Disruption Adjusts Enforcements Posture

US Strong news - Washington, DC: ICE reports Statement attributable Immigration and Customs Enforcement To ensure the welfare and safety of the general public as well as officers and agents in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will temporarily adjust its enforcement posture beginning today, March 18, 2020. ICE's highest priorities are to promote life-saving and public safety activities.…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH ADDRESSES THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Good evening. I know that many people are feeling fear and anxiety about the spread of the coronavirus. That’s entirely understandable. This is an unprecedented situation, both in the nature of the public health challenge and in the steps we are taking to protect our residents. So tonight I want to talk to you:…
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Coronavirus – BAA International Boston Marathon will Run with Federal, State, and Local Government Health Guidance

Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Boston Athletic Association reports The Boston Athletic Association continues to meet and work closely with city and state officials to ensure a safe and successful Boston Marathon. We have been carefully monitoring updates related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and as local and national developments come to light have been planning under the guidance of health and municipal agencies. We will continue…
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Princeton Initiates Exposure Investigation into Boston Biogen Conference SARS-2 / Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission into Princeton

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: Office of Mayor Lampert reports Municipal Officials have been notified of a potential exposure to SARS-2 (coronavirus) at a private party in Princeton and have immediately initiated an investigation to identify any potential SARS-2 infections that may result.  Two attendees at the party had attended the Biogen Conference in Boston which has been linked to SARS-2 transmission.  Upon their…
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Governor Baker and State Health Officials Discuss Community Preparedness With Health Care, Infectious Disease Experts and Front Line Leaders

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Gov reports coronavirus 2020 Baker-Polito Administration convened a meeting with front-line leaders representing hospitals, local public health boards, emergency response, long-term care, and higher education to discuss ongoing preparations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Massachusetts. Governor Charlie Baker was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel, MBTA…
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