Student housing stability coordinator at Providing Assistance to Housing Solutions (PATHS) program, Stephanie Porcell sees lack of housing as an issue at all universities nationwide. Christopher Lujan, director of Food+Shelter+Success says the impact the pandemic has had on student housing insecurity brought the issue more into the public eye. The Gator Crisis Housing is a part of PATHS and can be used by students who need a place to stay. Although Residential Life and the Gator Housing Crisis are two separate entities, collaboration is key. “Maybe they don’t fully understand this when they’re applying for housing.”To receive housing insecurity help, fill out this form to access the Gator Crisis Housing program, or apply to the HOPE Crisis Fund program for financial aid.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania sets Scott up for his toughest fight, and he might just lose, but the journey is electric. Quantumania is, by far, the biggest Ant-Man film, and the events from the story will be felt across the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The difference for the Ant-Man films that the storytelling is more confidant, fresher, and it propels a head-to-head battle that is incredibly satisfying. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is playing now in theatres. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Movie title : Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Date published : February 17, 2023 Movie description : Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp.1 month ago The GATE
The scientists collected samples by conjunctival swab (left) and Schirmer strip, normally used to determine whether the eye produces enough tears. The study cohort comprised 61 hospitalized patients, with 28 testing negative and 33 positive for COVID-19 by RT-qPCR via nasopharyngeal swab. As expected, none of the patients who tested negative for the virus via nasopharyngeal swab had tears that tested positive. Patients with SARS-CoV-2 particles in tear samples had an almost sevenfold chance of dying compared to patients with a negative result. DOI: 10.3390/jcm11236929 Matheus S Gasparini et al, Identification of SARS-CoV-2 on the ocular surface in a cohort of COVID-19 patients from Brazil, Experimental Biology and Medicine (2021).1 month ago Medical Xpress
DOI: 10.1038/s41591-023-02219-5An international research team has provided one of the first real-world estimates of vaccine effectiveness against omicron infections, irrespective of symptoms or severity. The SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant has demonstrated enhanced transmissibility and escape of vaccine-derived immunity. Between 1 January to 31 July 2022, Hong Kong experienced an unprecedented fifth wave of COVID-19 infections driven predominantly by the omicron BA.2 subvariant. The results indicate that booster vaccination using either the mRNA or inactivated vaccine platforms is effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 omicron BA.2 infection in the short-term. This adds to previous studies demonstrating robust vaccine effectiveness in preventing severe disease and death.1 month ago Medical Xpress
Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public DomainAfter three years of implementing its "zero-COVID" strategy, China has dropped all COVID restrictions. COVID was first found in China. It caused a lot of disruptions early on, but the country has a unique COVID policy. Can you explain how China has been dealing with the virus until recently? In China, we're going to see a lot of preventable deaths and a lot of preventable disruption to people's lives and the economy.1 month ago Medical Xpress
Stung by recent food safety scandals—most notably last year's infant formula shortage—the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is creating a new unit devoted to food safety. The sweeping move comes after a scathing report in early December from the Reagan-Udall Foundation, which found that the FDA food program is in a state of "constant turmoil" and requires stronger leadership. That shortage, which dragged on for months, was prompted in part by a recall of potentially contaminated infant formula at the Abbott Labs Michigan-based infant formula production facility. The entire restructuring underway at the FDA is also meant to foster and reinforce cooperation between the FDA and food safety organizations within various states. A new Office of Integrated Food Safety System Partnerships will help direct that effort, the FDA said.1 month ago Medical Xpress
Multi-gaming platform ‘Googly’ website is finally live. However, there is a lack of a structured platform in the country that drives a complete gaming experience and caters to the needs of all gamer types. Talking about the launch of Googly, co-founder and CEO Shubhodip Pal said, “We are elated that Indian gamers can finally witness a unique gaming experience through Googly. To enhance the gaming experience, Googly also has an app that mirrors the entire functionalities of the platform, and addresses every gamer’s needs even on-the-go. Furthermore, as believers in responsible gaming, the platform comes with safeguards, and checks and balances to ensure fair-play and a safe gaming experience for all users of the platform.1 month ago Animation Xpress
We had more than 1,500 COVID deaths in just the first month of 2023. And a crucial part of this is ensuring people understand how death certificates work and how death data are recorded. While we routinely collect data about both, a COVID death is when you die of COVID. But about one in ten people infected with COVID go on to develop "long COVID" and the number of COVID deaths just keeps increasing as the pandemic drags on. They compile provisional COVID cause of death data as they go and then progressively update their data as death certificates are finalized.1 month ago Medical Xpress