COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the COVID-19 pandemic puts immense pressure on American business, driving record levels of unemployment and an increasing number of closures, advisors and financial professionals say their practices are not immune to the impact. Nationwide’s sixth annual Advisor Authority Study, powered by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, surveyed more than 1,800 advisors, financial professionals and individual investors to examine these pressures and reveal how advisors and financial professionals are using technology to adapt their firms and preserve profitability.

“When advisors and financial professionals think about the success of their practice over the next 12 months, they think about the impact of COVID-19—and we understand their concerns,” said Craig Hawley, Head of Nationwide’s Annuity Distribution. “However, by re-tooling with the right technology, advisors and financial professionals can continue delivering an exceptional client experience, retain current clients and attract new ones, ensuring their practice

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the COVID-19 pandemic puts immense pressure on American business, driving record levels of unemployment and an increasing number of closures, advisors and financial professionals say their practices are not immune to the impact. Nationwide’s sixth annual Advisor Authority Study, powered by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, surveyed more than 1,800 advisors, financial professionals and individual investors to examine these pressures and reveal how advisors and financial professionals are using technology to adapt their firms and preserve profitability.

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“When advisors and financial professionals think about the success of their practice over the next 12 months, they think about the impact of COVID-19—and we understand their concerns,” said Craig Hawley, Head of Nationwide’s Annuity Distribution. “However, by re-tooling with the right technology, advisors and financial professionals can continue delivering an exceptional client experience, retain current clients and attract new ones, ensuring their practice

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Cancer patients who belong to the Black and Hispanic communities are more likely to be infected with coronavirus disease 2019, than white patients, according to findings from a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium, which took place virtually on October 9-10, 2020.

Robert S Miller, Medical Director for CancerLinQ, said in an official release: “Patients with cancer are, unfortunately, faced with balancing cancer treatments with the risk of developing Covid-19. This research, while preliminary, will hopefully help patients and providers understand who’s most at risk of Covid-19 and plan cancer treatment accordingly.”

For the study, the researchers used data from ASCO’s CancerLinQ (CLQ) Discovery database.

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The researchers identified cancer patients, who had either a positive test for SARs-CoV-2 or a diagnosis code of Covid-19, from the electronic health records data of the CancerLinQ Discovery

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The arrival of winter may soar the cases of the coronavirus as people will prefer staying indoors due to the falling temperatures, as per the Science Alert report.

The study speculated that as the number of cases rises, the risk to anyone who spends time indoors rises as well.

According to the author of the research, larger spaces, such as classrooms, will reduce the viral load. However, the ventilation system plays the most vital role in the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

The study

For the study, the team of researchers injected aerosol particles similar in size to those from humans into a room and then monitored them with sensors.

The team also used a 30-foot by 26-foot university classroom designed to accommodate 30 students that had a ventilation system that met the recommended standards.

Researchers noted that as soon as they disperse the virus into the air, it reached all the

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According to research conducted by Australia’s national science agency, coronavirus can linger on items, including banknotes and phones, for 28 days, especially in cool and dark conditions.

The study was published in the journal EurekAlert!

Researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) examined the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 in the dark at three temperatures. They showed through the series of experiments that the survival rates decreased as conditions became hotter.

Temperature factor

The team of researchers noted in their study that at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit), SARS-CoV-2 was “extremely robust” on smooth surfaces — like mobile phone screens — surviving for 28 days on glass, steel, and plastic banknotes.

At 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), the survival rate dropped to seven days and plunged to just 24 hours at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), the study added.

The researchers observed that the virus survived

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  • Research from Australia’s national science agency suggests that the COVID-19 virus can survive on smooth surfaces for 28 days at room temperature.
  • The study tested the virus on glass mobile phone screens, plastic and paper banknotes, and stainless steel.
  • Researchers kept these surfaces in the dark during the study. UV light has been shown to kill COVID-19.
  • Previous studies have suggested the virus lingers on these surfaces for seven days or less.
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The COVID-19 virus can survive on phone screens for 28 days under laboratory conditions, longer than previously thought, new research from the Australian government’s science agency has found. 

Researchers tested the virus on smooth surfaces such as glass phone screens and paper banknotes. They kept them in the dark at room temperature, around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).

They found the virus could survive for just under a month in

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Apple’s iPhone is one of the most preferred pre-owned smartphones among Indians according to the OLX Pre-Owned Smartphone study.

According to the recent study by OLX India, iPhone contributes 25 per cent to the demand for pre-owned smartphones in India. It contributes 21 per cent to the overall supply of pre-owned smartphones. “Apple continues to rule the roost amongst aspirational Bharat when it comes to demand and supply of pre-owned phones. While in the new smartphone market Apple’s market share is minimal in India the opposite holds true for the pre-owned market,” OLX said.

iPhone is closely followed by Xiaomi which generates 22 per cent of the pre-owned smartphone demand and 18 per cent of the supply. Samsung generates 15 per cent of the demand and 17 per cent of the supply.

BBK Electronics-owned brands contribute 30 per cent to the demand for pre-owned smartphones.“BBK Electronics portfolio brands- OnePlus, Vivo,

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In a new study, researchers stated that men with low income, low level of education, unmarried, and being born in low-or-middle income countries, have a higher risk of dying from the coronavirus.

For the study, the researchers collected the data from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare on all registered deaths from Covid-19 in Sweden for adults aged 20 and older. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.

The author Sven Drefahl from Stockholm University in Sweden wrote in a statement: “We can show that there are independent effects of various separate risk factors that have been brought up in debates and news about Covid-19. All of these factors are accordingly individually associated with a strongly elevated risk of dying from Covid-19.”

Drefahl explained that those born abroad generally have lower fatality than people born in Sweden. This also applies when the research took income and

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Researchers have confirmed major co-morbidities that elevate the risk of dying from the coronavirus.

These include cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke, and cancer.

The findings were published in the journal PLOS ONE. The researchers of the study believe that this will help health officials improve patient care and develop interventions that can target these high-risk populations.

Study author Paddy Ssentongo from the Penn State University in the US said in a statement: “This study suggests that these chronic conditions are not just common in patients with Covid-19, but their presence is a warning sign to a higher risk of death.”

Methodology

For the study, the researchers carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine which chronic conditions put hospitalised patients at risk of dying from Covid-19.

They explored 11 co-existing conditions that pose a risk of severe disease and death among Covid-19 patients,

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A new experiment carried out by virologists from the KU Leuven Rega Institute in Belgium showed that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, that is also being given to Covid-19 patients, does not limit the virus multiplication in hamsters.

Their examination also showed that a high dose of the anti-flu drug favipiravir, by contrast, has an antiviral effect in the hamsters.

The team published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

The researchers were working on the two aspects of the pandemic: searching for a vaccine to stop the infection and testing the existing drugs to see their efficacy against SARS-CoV-2.

Experiments on hamsters

For this, the researchers carried a series of experiments on hamsters. They chose hamsters as the virus replicates faster in rodents. Moreover, hamsters develop a lung pathology similar to mild Covid-19 in humans. This is not the case with other rodents like mice.

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