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Posted: May 7, 2020

University of Pennsylvania researchers believe dogs could be used to detect COVID-19

Researchers at Ivy League schools are looking into a theory that dogs can detect the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, with their noses. Man's best friend has a sense of smell that is tens of thousands of times more sensitive than humans and CBS's Chip Reid reports that it’s a tool that could be helpful to monitor the spread of the virus.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHP-TV CBS 21 Harrisburg
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Posted: May 7, 2020

‘Heal the World’: Florida 9-year-old shows support for first responders with YouTube video

VIDEO: Bailee Bonick isn't crafty, but she is creative. When the 9-year-old Palm Beach Gardens resident saw her friends creating masks, cards and posters to support others during the coronavirus crisis, she decided to assist in her own, unique way. A longtime singer and theater veteran, Bailee created a YouTube video that pays tribute to first responders around the country.
- PUB DATE: 5/7/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Palm Beach Post
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Posted: May 6, 2020

Families of first responders who die of coronavirus could have trouble getting federal benefits

Right now, the families of first responders who die of the coronavirus must first prove that they were infected on the job before they can collect federal death benefits. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators say that’s unfair, and they’ve introduced legislation to automatically declare that first responders who die of COVID-19 gave their lives in the line of duty.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NJ.com
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Posted: May 6, 2020

Robots have demonstrated their crucial role in pandemics - and how they can help for years to come

Due to the highly infectious nature of the coronavirus, robots can provide contact-free alternatives. From decontaminating hospitals and public spaces to delivery services, robots are a game-changer in pandemics. A cylindrical robot rolls into a treatment room to allow health care workers to remotely take temperatures and measure blood pressure and oxygen saturation from patients hooked up to a ventilator.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: World Economic Forum
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Posted: May 6, 2020

Summon the Heroes: Boston Pops pay tribute to health care workers, first responders

VIDEO: The Boston Pops is summoning the heroes to honor health care workers and first responders for how they’ve responded to the coronavirus pandemic. Conductor Keith Lockhart and nearly 80 members of the Pops performed John Williams’ “Summon the Heroes” from their homes. Williams wrote the song for the 1996 Olympics, and it premiered at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
- PUB DATE: 5/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCVB-TV ABC 5 Boston
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