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.
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.”https://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/colleges-reopen-spring-semester-1.50119831
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”