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Councilwoman Woolridge Hosts Annual District 3 Holiday Party
Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge will once again bring holiday cheer to the children of District 3 and their families with
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Navigation Experience For Patrons Who Are Visually Impaired Enchanced At Kentucky Venues
Kentucky Venues’ guests who are blind or visually impaired will soon have access to an innovative technology that will improve
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Work Begins Today To Move George Prentice Statue
Work is beginning today to move the George Dennison Prentice statue from outside the Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch
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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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Thunder Over Louisville Lights Up the Sky – All Day and Night
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Metro Crime Maps Updated to Show Crime in Parks
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Rail Maintenance Underway Throughout Louisville
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Job Fair for Outlet Mall Tomorrow
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Real-Time TARC Schedules at Your Fingertips with Google Now
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LMPD Deputy Chief Email Suggests Concern Over Mob Violence
An email from LMPD Deputy Chief Yvette Gentry expresses concerns over increasing violent activity around Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville: Over
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Louisville to Face Off against Kentucky in Sweet 16 Action
The NCAA basketball tournament is in full swing and, as usual, Kentucky has a case of March Madness! In the
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Welcome to the Louisville Dispatch!
And we’re off… Welcome to the inaugural post of the Louisville Dispatch. Our goal is to bring you news, events,
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