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29 Purple Hearts approved for injuries sustained in Iran ballistic missile attack | Military Times

U.S. Central Command has approved 29 U.S. Army soldiers to receive a Purple Heart following attacks in Iraq earlier this year. On January 8th militants launched rocket attacks on two bases in Iraq that struck housing units as retaliation to the killing of Iranian Quds force commander Qassem Soleimani. Over 100 U.S. service members have been evaluated for traumatic brain injuries ... Read More »

Record-setting flu season comes to an end | WUSA News

This years past flu season has finally come to an end after 22 weeks commented the Centers for Disease Control. This is the longest flu season the U.S. has seen in the past 20 years, with last year’s season holding the previous record with 20 weeks. Despite the longer outbreaks the number of hospital and healthcare visits for the illness ... Read More »

New CRISPR-based test for Covid-19 could be a simple, cheap at-home diagnostic, scientists say | STAT News

The McGovern Institute at MIT and the Broad Institute are teaming up to repurpose the genome-editing tool CRISPR to test for the coronavirus. The new testing method would be easier, done at home, and can detect the virus from as little as 100 particles. This method also requires less chemicals and is simpler, something needed during the shortage of testing ... Read More »

Expert report predicts up to two more years of pandemic misery | CNN Health

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and their pandemic experts believe the coronavirus issues will continue for two more years. In the next 18 months, 60-70 percent of the population should expect to become infected as it continues to spread. Experts are also warning that the U.S. should also prepare for a large ... Read More »

Three potential futures for Covid-19: recurring small outbreaks, a monster wave, or a persistent crisis | Stat News

As epidemiologists continue to study the coronavirus and make predictions on the future, three main possibilities have risen above the others. These different scenarios depend on how quickly the virus continues to transmit and if a vaccine or cure is developed. Emerging diseases expert Amesh Adalja of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security has stated that October 2020 ... Read More »

Here’s how to listen as the Supreme Court broadcasts oral arguments for first time ever | CNBC

After 230 years the Supreme Court will play an argument live on television and the internet for the first time. The topic that will be streamed is whether or not Booking.com can trademark their name. The arguments will also take place over the phone, a new format that is not the usual normal. With the coronavirus forcing court rooms to ... Read More »

It’s not too late to go on offense against the coronavirus | The New Yorker

As the coronavirus has continued to spread across the world, nations have implemented lockdown measures, and everyone has hunkered down. We hope to ride out the storm from inside our homes while we wait for a vaccine to become available. In reality however, we have no idea how long a vaccine will take and if the coronavirus will resurface after ... Read More »

Top Japanese doctor says Olympics ‘will be difficult’ without vaccine | VOA News

Yoshitake Yokokura, head of the Japan Medical Association, believes that Japan should no longer host the rescheduled Olympics. “Unless an effective vaccine is developed, I expect hosting the Olympics will be difficult,” he commented. The coronavirus pandemic forced the event organizers to cancel normal July competitions and has postponed it for next year. While numerous countries and companies are working ... Read More »

Drug proves effective against virus as economic damage rises | AP News

Scientists have announced that antiviral medication remdesivir had the first effective treatment against the coronavirus in its trial run. The U.S. government has announced they are working to make the drug more readily available to patients. “What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus,” commented Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease expert. Fauci believes that ... Read More »

Air National Guard unit active in counter drug fight after Trump executive order | Military Times

President Trump has signed an executive order giving Defense Secretary Mark Esper authorization to use units and individuals in the Selected Reserve for the counter drug fight.  Army Lt. Col. Christian Mitchell, a Pentagon spokesman, has commented that an Air National Guard unit will be activated to help provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support. They will directly support the National ... Read More »