COVID-19 Daily News: April 23

Mayo Clinic Partners with State of Minnesota, University of Minnesota on Breakthrough COVID-19 Initiative

Mayo Clinic joined Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcom, the University of Minnesota, and other health system leaders to announce a breakthrough initiative to provide rapid, widespread testing for COVID-19 in Minnesota. The goal of this statewide strategy is to test all symptomatic people, isolate confirmed cases to limit the spread, and expand surveillance tools for public health officials.

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Mayo Clinic Q&A Podcast: COVID-19 News Briefing with Dr. Greg Poland

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic

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Vice President Pence to Visit Mayo Clinic in Rochester on April 28

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Rochester, Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 28. He will tour Mayo Clinic facilities that support COVID-19 research and treatment, and speak with staff. Later that evening, Vice President Pence will return to Washington, D.C.

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Why are More Men Dying from COVID-19 than Women?

Men appear to be hit harder by COVID-19 than women. Early data from China and the World Health Organization (WHO) show that more men than women are dying from COVID-19. Other countries like Spain and Italy also are seeing higher death rates among men.

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COVID-19: Finding Safety When there is Abuse at Home

"Many of us understand how incredibly stressful it can be to be in our home all of the time. And when you couple that with a person who's already in an abusive relationship, whether it be emotional, physical, mental, financial, we see these increased stressors causing probably more increased abuse,"  says Amanda Kubista-Owen, a Mayo Clinic Health System social worker.

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.