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Cuomo: Long Island has NY’s highest 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate

News 12

Stony Brook Medicine’s Dr. Bettina Fries says the fact that most of the new cases are in the suburbs as opposed to the city is very concerning.

College students return next week to classes, intensive COVID-19 testing


In a statement, Stony Brook University president Maurie McInnis said plans to keep the campus safe this spring would rely on “frequent COVID testing, required daily screening, and rapidly and effectively reacting to positive cases. … Moreover, we are committed to remaining flexible and nimble enough to adjust our plans as situations dictate and guidance changes.”

SBU’s Leaders Deal with Present, Prepare for Future

Times Beacon Record

Stony Brook University has been at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, as hospital staff has treated and comforted residents stricken with the virus and researchers have worked tirelessly on a range of projects, including manufacturing personal protective equipment. Amid a host of challenges, administrators at Stony Brook have had to do more with less under budgetary pressure. In a two-part series, Interim Provost Fotis Sotiropoulos and President Maurie McInnis share their approaches and solutions, while offering their appreciation for their staff.

Attorneys and advocates glad Trump immigration policies coming to end


Nancy Hiemstra, an associate professor at Stony Brook University and author of a 2019 book on immigration enforcement, called Trump’s overhaul of the immigration system “enormously consequential.”

Should You Take Zinc to Further Protect Yourself From COVID-19? We Asked Experts

Pop Sugar

Similarly, Sotiria Everett, EdD, RD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family, Population, and Preventive Medicine’s Nutrition Division at Stony Brook Medicine, told POPSUGAR that there isn’t any hard evidence or studies showing that zinc can prevent COVID-19.

SBU’s Alan Turner lands fossil papers in consecutive issues of Nature

Times Beacon Record

What they have in common is Alan Turner, Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

Coronavirus safety precautions working at LI schools, experts say


Still, a return to normalcy — or at least to full-time in-person schooling — is not likely until a significant portion of the population is vaccinated, said Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Several vaccines are being rolled out now for adults and several more designed for children under 12 will go into clinical testing soon, she said. Widespread vaccination is “going to pivot us back to real normal,” with dramatic changes by 2022, she said.

The Guilt And Shame Pandemic


Shame about having COVID has the potential to create “really dangerous dynamics,” notes Theresa Robertson, an associate professor of management at Stony Brook University who studies group dynamics and social ostracization.

Couple shares experience of getting COVID-19 vaccine at East Setauket senior living center

News 12

Dr. Sharon Nachman, an infectious disease specialist from Stony Brook University Hospital, says the numbers are staggering. Nachman says eight out of 10 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. involve a person 65 years or older.

Woody Paige: Picking a Denver Broncos quarterback isn’t quantum physics, it’s tougher

The Denver Gazette

In an opinion piece for the magazine Physics World, author Robert P. Crease stated: “To get a sense of what QBism is all about, remember that traditional — or “frequentist” — probabilities are objective and considered to represent states of the world.”


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