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COVID-19 RELATED NEWS
KNX News - A discussion with LSUHS virologist Jeremy Kamil who reviewed the study on the new research into origins of COVID-19 that connect raccoon dogs to the virus.
NY Times - Genetic samples from the market were recently uploaded to an international database and then removed after scientists asked China about them. LSUHS virologist, Dr. Jeremy Kamil said that fell short of conclusive evidence that an infected animal had set off the pandemic.
ABC News - Researchers analyzed genetic data from samples taken at the Wuhan market. "In samples with a hot amount of virus, there was not a trivial amount of DNA and RNA of raccoon dogs," Dr. Jeremy Kamil, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at LSUHS, told ABC News.
FORTUNE - "The studies don't exclude other hypotheses entirely. But they absolutely are pushing it toward an animal origin,” virologist Jeremy Kamil, at LSU Health Shreveport, told NPR at the time.
KTBS3 - “It’s important not to trivialize this virus. We’re all back to living as we did before, and I think the best tool we have in our arsenal is to stay current on the vaccine doses,” said Dr. Jeremy Kamil, virologist at LSUHS.
NOLA.com - Jeremy Kamil, LSUHS virologist, said, "It's a little bit uncertain how serious of a contender this virus is outside of New York, where XBB.1.5 was first discovered.
Shreveport Times - The Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats (CEEVT) and its wastewater monitoring laboratory at LSU Health Shreveport have been testing wastewater samples to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in local communities.
KTAL6 - Dr. Krista Queen with LSUHS says the COVID positivity rate in our area population is six percent. About two months ago, it was just below five percent. She says this is due to social dynamics returning to pre-pandemic norms and people not taking the same precautions.
KTBS3 - A medical triple threat—COVID-19, Influenza, and Respiratory syncytial virus, or RVS, has been ravaging U.S. health systems competing for attention.
NPR Red River Radio - "This virus is getting a lot of lottery tickets if you will. And it looks like, with these new variants, these new mutations are like the jackpot," says Jeremy Kamil, an immunologist at LSUHS.
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