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  • Symptoms not enough for 911 COVID-19 screening, study finds
    Screening based on conventional COVID-19 symptoms may not be sensitive enough to identify which 911 patients should be tested for infection, a retrospective cohort study published today in JAMA Network Open found. In the study, researchers in Seattle evaluated data from surveillance systems and the electronic medical records of 124 patients with COVID-19 seeking 911 emergency medical services (EMS) in King County, Washington, from Feb 1 to Mar 18.
    - PUB DATE: 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
  • Vandals cut down flagpole at 9/11 memorial for fallen firefighters in New York
    PHOTOS: Village police are asking the public for help in finding the vandals who cut down a flagpole at the center of a 9/11 memorial that honors five firefighters from the area who died in the World Trade Center collapse. The severed pole was discovered and reported early Wednesday morning. Washingtonville Police Chief Brian Zaccaro said the culprits used a tool to cut through the composite material at about four to five feet from the base, and scrawled a message in marker on the part of the pole that remained standing.
    - PUB DATE: 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times Herald-Record
  • $300M in hazard pay made available for Michigan first responders
    Michigan Treasurer Rachael Eubanks on Wednesday announced two new grant programs offering a total of $300 million in hazard pay to first responders for working during the coronavirus pandemic. The First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums and the Public Safety and Public Health Pay Roll Reimbursement programs are aimed at helping first responders receive premium hazard pay and reimbursing local governments for payroll costs incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a July 8 state news release.
    - PUB DATE: 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: MLive.com
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