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Louisville Metro Government Sets Goal To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 80%
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is joining cities across the globe by setting a goal of an 80
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Holidays Waste Collection Schedule
Solid waste collection services will be altered under the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks. Garbage/yard
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JCPS Opens Application Period For Charter Schools
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) today opened the application period for prospective charter schools with the release of its Request
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  • World experts and funders set priorities for COVID-19 research (2/13/2020)

    Leading health experts from around the world have been meeting at the World Health Organization’s Geneva headquarters to assess the current level of knowledge about the new COVID-19 disease, identify gaps and work together to accelerate and fund priority research needed to help stop this outbreak and prepare for any future outbreaks.

    The 2-day forum was convened in line with the WHO R&D Blueprint – a strategy for developing drugs and vaccines before epidemics, and accelerating research and development while they are occurring.

    “This outbreak is a test of solidarity — political, financial and scientific. We need to come together to fight a common enemy that does not respect borders, ensure that we have the resources necessary to bring this outbreak to an end and bring our best science to the forefront to find shared answers to shared problems. Research is an integral part of the outbreak response,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “I appreciate the positive response of the research community to join us at short notice and come up with concrete plans and commitment to work together.”

    The meeting, hosted in collaboration with GloPID-R (the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness) brought together major research funders and over 300 scientists and researchers from a large variety of disciplines. They discussed all aspects of the outbreak and ways to control it including:

    • the natural history of the virus, its transmission and diagnosis;
    • animal and environmental research on the origin of the virus, including management measures at the human-animal interface;
    • epidemiological studies;
    • clinical characterization and management of disease caused by the virus;
    • infection prevention and control, including best ways to protect health care workers;
    • research and development for candidate therapeutics and vaccines;
      ethical considerations for research;
    • and integration of social sciences into the outbreak response.

    “This meeting allowed us to identify the urgent priorities for research. As a group of funders we will continue to mobilize, coordinate and align our funding to enable the research needed to tackle this crisis and stop the outbreak, in partnership with WHO,” said Professor Yazdan Yazdanpanah, chair of GloPID-R. “Equitable access – making sure we share data and reach those most in need, in particular those in lower and middle-income countries, is fundamental to this work which must be guided by ethical considerations at all times.”

    During the meeting, the more than 300 scientists and researchers participating both in person and virtually agreed on a set of global research priorities. They also outlined mechanisms for continuing scientific interactions and collaborations beyond the meeting which will be coordinated and facilitated by WHO. They worked with research funders to determine how necessary resources can be mobilized so that critical research can start immediately.

    The deliberations will form the basis of a research and innovation roadmap charting all the research needed and this will be used by researchers and funders to accelerate the research response.

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Kentuckiana News Headlines

 

University of Louisville Student Claims Threat to “Shoot Up” School was “Joking”
Area students received the following notification today following a supposed twitter prank in which the user threatened to “shoot up
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Frankfort Avenue to host Holiday Hop on Black Friday
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Louisville, Lexington Demonstrations Planned After Ferguson Decision
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Frankfort Avenue Hosts “Shop Small on the Avenue” Contest from Nov. 28-30
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LIBA Launches Shift Your Shopping Contest on Small Business Saturday, Asks Shoppers to Celebrate the #holLOUdays
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Deadline for West Point Train Derailment Approaching
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Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson Tapped as White House Liaison
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Louisville Kentucky 2014 Midterm Election Results
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26th Annual Cedar Lake Gala to be held November 15th
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Fire Crews Fight Blaze at Tire Recycling Facility
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As Temperatures Are Expected to Drop, the First “Operation White Flag” of the Season is Expected to be Activated This
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New Brown-Forman Bourbon to Debut on November 11
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Top 5 Halloween Activities on Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY – We all know Historic Frankfort Avenue is home to the occasional ghost throughout the year, but this October
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Other Elections This November
This year’s General Election in Kentucky not only has a very important US Senate Seat race happening, there are also
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2014 Senate Race has Started
2014 is going to be an important election no matter which way you lean politically.  One of the most discussed
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Last Chance To Register To Vote in November
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Grisly Details Emerge Surrounding Oberhansley Murder
Disturbing Details in Court Documents Include Possible Cannibalism Graphic court documents filed at yesterday’s arraignment hearing detail the charges and
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Weekend Poker Run to Benefit Scouts
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Transportation Officials Set to Choose Bridge Toll Operator
Are you ready to start paying to cross the Ohio River between Louisville and Southern Indiana? The $2.3B Ohio River
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Louisville Ties for 4th Place in ‘National Honesty Index’
Louisville receives top marks from Honest Tea’s national social experiment. Honest tea recently conducted an experiment in which they traveled to
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