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In early April, COVID-19 deaths in New York City surpassed those from the Sept. 11 terrorism attack on the World Trade Center. There’s a strong inclination to compare the current pandemic to 9/11, two catastrophes that challenged the American people in unprecedented ways. More.

Rockville Centre resident Michael J. Schnitzer never took a day off. A member of the New York City Department of Corrections’ Emergency Services Unit, Schnitzer was particularly proud of his perfect attendance record, which had even been recognized with an award. More.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused policymakers around the world to consider how and when surveillance tools and personal data collection should be used in the name of public health and safety. On April 22, three Duke faculty members spoke to congressional staff about these issues in a virtual briefing organized by Duke in DC and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy. More.

Gastrointestinal aerodigestive disorders such as GERD and Barrett’s esophagus have been frequently reported in this population. Additionally, an increasing body of literature has shown that fatty liver disease is not only secondary to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and obesity, as previously thought, but can also result from environmental and industrial toxicants. More.

Among the scores of city civil servants who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic have been 9/11 World Trade Center cancer survivors like Det. Robert Cardona, who joined the NYPD in July 2001, just two months before the terrorist attacks. More.