Testing – Leben Im Zentrum http://leben-im-zentrum.org/ Thu, 22 Jul 2021 02:31:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-8.png Testing – Leben Im Zentrum http://leben-im-zentrum.org/ 32 32 Covid cases at the Olympics raise tough questions about testing https://leben-im-zentrum.org/covid-cases-at-the-olympics-raise-tough-questions-about-testing/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/covid-cases-at-the-olympics-raise-tough-questions-about-testing/#respond Thu, 22 Jul 2021 02:18:44 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/covid-cases-at-the-olympics-raise-tough-questions-about-testing/ In addition, questions about the transmission remain unresolved. Vaccinated people with asymptomatic or breakthrough infections may still be able to pass the virus on to others, but it is not yet clear how often this occurs. Until this science is more definitive, or until vaccination rates increase, it’s best to err on the side of […]]]>

In addition, questions about the transmission remain unresolved. Vaccinated people with asymptomatic or breakthrough infections may still be able to pass the virus on to others, but it is not yet clear how often this occurs.

Until this science is more definitive, or until vaccination rates increase, it’s best to err on the side of safety and regular testing, many experts have said. At the Olympics, for example, frequent testing could help protect the wider Japanese population, who have relatively low vaccination rates, as well as support staff, who may be older and more at risk.

“These are the people that worry me the most, really,” said Dr. Lisa Brosseau, a research consultant at the Center for Infection Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Not only can they contract the virus, adding pressure on the Japanese health system, but they can also become sources of transmission: “Everyone is at risk, and everyone could potentially be infected,” he said. she declared.

According to the Tokyo 2020 press office, all staff and volunteers at the Olympics were given the opportunity to be vaccinated, although officials did not provide data on the number of vaccines.

Instead of testing less frequently, officials could rethink their reaction to positive tests, Dr Binney said. For example, if a vaccinated and asymptomatic person is positive, they still need to be isolated – but maybe close contacts could just be monitored, rather than quarantined.

“You are trying to balance the disruptive nature of what you do when a vaccinated person tests positive against any gain in slowing or stopping the spread of the virus,” Dr Binney said.


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Australian rider Kermond expelled his team after testing positive for cocaine https://leben-im-zentrum.org/australian-rider-kermond-expelled-his-team-after-testing-positive-for-cocaine/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/australian-rider-kermond-expelled-his-team-after-testing-positive-for-cocaine/#respond Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:18:00 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/australian-rider-kermond-expelled-his-team-after-testing-positive-for-cocaine/ TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) – remorseful Jamie Kermond was kicked out of Australia’s Tokyo Olympics squad on Wednesday after the rider tested positive for cocaine. The 36-year-old from Victoria said the positive result of his “A” sample likely came from a “single recreational use of the drug” at a social event and was unrelated to […]]]>

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) – remorseful Jamie Kermond was kicked out of Australia’s Tokyo Olympics squad on Wednesday after the rider tested positive for cocaine.

The 36-year-old from Victoria said the positive result of his “A” sample likely came from a “single recreational use of the drug” at a social event and was unrelated to his sport, according to various Australian media.

“I am extremely upset and remorseful for what happened and accept full responsibility,” they said in a statement. “I’m really sorry because I let down a lot of people including my family and my teammates.

“I hope that one day I can be forgiven for my mistake (and be forgiven) by better actions and a continued contribution to the sport I know and love.”

Kermond was one of three riders on Australia’s nine-member equestrian team at the Games, whose opening ceremony takes place on Friday.

Australian chef de mission Ian Chesterman said his membership in the Tokyo 2020 Australian Olympic team was terminated because his conduct violated a number of clauses.

Equestrian Australia said Kermond was banned from participating in any WADA-compliant event, referring to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Wednesday’s suspension was provisional and followed a test carried out on June 26 by Sport Integrity Australia. Kermond could demand analysis of his “B” sample, Equestrian Australia said.

“Equestrian Australia has spoken to Mr Kermond and will be offered support services,” he added.

Report by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by Himani Sarkar and John Stonestreet $

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Australian Olympic jumper suspended after testing positive for cocaine | Tokyo Olympics 2020 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/australian-olympic-jumper-suspended-after-testing-positive-for-cocaine-tokyo-olympics-2020/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/australian-olympic-jumper-suspended-after-testing-positive-for-cocaine-tokyo-olympics-2020/#respond Wed, 21 Jul 2021 02:40:00 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/australian-olympic-jumper-suspended-after-testing-positive-for-cocaine-tokyo-olympics-2020/ Australian Olympic jumper suspended after testing positive for cocaine |  Tokyo Olympics 2020Controversy gripped the Australian Olympic team on the first day of action at Tokyo 2020, with show jumping rider Jamie Kermond provisionally suspended by Equestrian Australia after making an A sample positive for cocaine. In a press release issued on Wednesday morning, Equestrian Australia said that a test carried out by Sport Integrity Australia on […]]]> Australian Olympic jumper suspended after testing positive for cocaine |  Tokyo Olympics 2020

Controversy gripped the Australian Olympic team on the first day of action at Tokyo 2020, with show jumping rider Jamie Kermond provisionally suspended by Equestrian Australia after making an A sample positive for cocaine.

In a press release issued on Wednesday morning, Equestrian Australia said that a test carried out by Sport Integrity Australia on June 26, 2021 returned the unfavorable result.

Cocaine is a substance prohibited in competition under the code of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Kermond is excluded from any competition, including the Olympics, as long as the provisional suspension is in place.

Kermond was due to make his Olympic debut in Tokyo, on Yandoo Oaks Constellation, after helping secure Australia’s team quota at the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

The 36-year-old Victorian is now in limbo. Under Australian anti-doping policy, he can request that his B sample be analyzed.

Guardian Australia attempted to reach Kermond via Equestrian Australia.

A spokesperson for the Australian Olympic Committee confirmed that he had been informed of the provisional suspension. “The Australian Olympic team selection committee will look into the matter later today,” the spokesperson said.

Equestrian Australia said they spoke with Kermond and offered him support services.

The team and individual show jumping events are not scheduled until the second week of the Games, which allows the AOC to breathe a little.

Kermond, who competes on the lucrative European circuit, was part of a contingent of nine Australian equestrian athletes selected for Tokyo.

All three of the team’s jumpers made it to Japan unreservedly after Rowan Willis, the country’s top-ranked jumper, retired.


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Weekly coronavirus figures rise 34% as 14% test positive; The RIVM says its “stabilization” https://leben-im-zentrum.org/weekly-coronavirus-figures-rise-34-as-14-test-positive-the-rivm-says-its-stabilization/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/weekly-coronavirus-figures-rise-34-as-14-test-positive-the-rivm-says-its-stabilization/#respond Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:19:00 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/weekly-coronavirus-figures-rise-34-as-14-test-positive-the-rivm-says-its-stabilization/ Just under 14.1% of people who scheduled their own coronavirus test in the past seven days were diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection, the third week in a row the rate increased. Coronavirus infections were also up 34% for the seven-day period, which ended at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. A total of 69,731 people have tested […]]]>

Just under 14.1% of people who scheduled their own coronavirus test in the past seven days were diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection, the third week in a row the rate increased. Coronavirus infections were also up 34% for the seven-day period, which ended at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

A total of 69,731 people have tested positive for the infection, which equates to approximately 399 per 100,000 population. Increases were seen in all age groups and among people living in all regions of the country. In comparison, 13.4% of people tested in the previous week were diagnosed with infection, which equates to almost 52,000 people. Testing has increased by about a quarter.

“Most of the positive tests are, as in previous weeks, in the 18 to 24 age group,” the RIVM said on Tuesday. “Then come the age groups of 13 to 17 years and 25 to 29 years with the most positive tests per 100,000 inhabitants.

However, those between the ages of 18 and 24 only showed a 4% increase in positive coronavirus tests. This rate of increase was much higher for all other age groups.

“It will become clear over the coming week whether the stabilization in the number of reports of people testing positive in the past few days will be converted into a decrease,” the RIVM said. The virus’s basic reproduction value (R) fell on July 5 from 2.17 to 1.75, meaning that 100 contagious people were likely to infect 175 others.

The highest number of infections per capita was found among residents of Amsterdam-Amstelland, with 782 positive tests per 100,000 population. Next come Kennemerland (543) and Rotterdam-Rijnmond (518). The best performing regions are Drenthe (170) and Zeeland (199).

About six percent of those who tested positive entered the Netherlands from another country within 14 days of their test. By far most people have visited Spain (1,241), but high numbers were also reported for people entering the Netherlands from Greece (481), France (414), Belgium ( 410) and Germany (307).

So far this month, nearly 127,000 people have tested positive for the viral infection, with authorities knowing the vaccination status of nearly 80 percent of them. Of that group, just over 9,200 people who tested positive for the coronavirus were considered fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at the time. More than 14,200 have been at least partially vaccinated against the disease.

The RIVM also released more information on the 205 people admitted to hospital with Covid-19 last week, a 141 percent increase that included 31 intensive care admissions. New Covid-19 patients were most likely to be aged 40 to 59 (70), followed by 20 to 39 (66), 60 to 79 (37), over 80 (24) and from 0 to 19 years old (8).

“The effect of the vaccination campaign is clearly visible in the age distribution of people admitted to hospital with COVID-19, both in the ward and in intensive care,” the RIVM said. “Until mid-May, more than half of people hospitalized with COVID-19 were over 60 years old.”

Sixteen of those sent to intensive care were between 40 and 59 years old. Nine were between 20 and 39 years old, while six were between 60 and 79 years old.

To date, people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus 1,814,143 times. An estimated 30,000 people have died from Covid-19, including 17,783 deaths reported to RIVM.

The survival rate of people entering intensive care for Covid-19 treatment was just under 72%, with 12,919 treated in intensive care since the start of the pandemic. People treated in the regular care wards survived less than 87% of the time, with 58,287 admitted in total.


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Baseball-Two Mexico team members tested positive for COVID-19 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/baseball-two-mexico-team-members-tested-positive-for-covid-19/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/baseball-two-mexico-team-members-tested-positive-for-covid-19/#respond Tue, 20 Jul 2021 03:53:00 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/baseball-two-mexico-team-members-tested-positive-for-covid-19/ Baseball-Two Mexico team members tested positive for COVID-19TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) – Two members of Mexico’s Olympic baseball team tested positive for COVID-19 at the team’s hotel ahead of their departure for the Tokyo Olympics, the federation said. The athletes, Hector Velazquez and Sammy Solis, who tested positive on July 18, have been isolated, as have all team members pending further test […]]]> Baseball-Two Mexico team members tested positive for COVID-19

TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) – Two members of Mexico’s Olympic baseball team tested positive for COVID-19 at the team’s hotel ahead of their departure for the Tokyo Olympics, the federation said.

The athletes, Hector Velazquez and Sammy Solis, who tested positive on July 18, have been isolated, as have all team members pending further test results, he said.

“It was decided to immediately isolate the two players in their rooms at the national team hotel, as well as all the players and the technical staff of the team, until the medical laboratory delivers the tests. PCR, “he said in a statement.

“All protocols established by the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) will be followed to protect the health of all members of the national baseball team who will compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”

Mexico play their first Olympic tournament game on July 30 against the Dominican Republic in Yokohama.

Several dozen positive Olympic Games-related cases have been recorded since athletes and officials began gathering in their own countries for the Games or after arriving in Japan.

There were 58 positive cases of Olympics-related athletes, staff or officials registered in Japan this month.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman / Peter Rutherford

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Biparty deal on life-sustaining infrastructure as key Senate test vote looms https://leben-im-zentrum.org/biparty-deal-on-life-sustaining-infrastructure-as-key-senate-test-vote-looms/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/biparty-deal-on-life-sustaining-infrastructure-as-key-senate-test-vote-looms/#respond Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:16:00 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/biparty-deal-on-life-sustaining-infrastructure-as-key-senate-test-vote-looms/ After months of liquidation, training drills and tight votes, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is on the cusp of his most serious act to date. The New York Democrat returns to Washington on Monday with two goals this week: to achieve consensus among his ranks on a $ 3.5 trillion budget and to see once […]]]>

After months of liquidation, training drills and tight votes, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is on the cusp of his most serious act to date. The New York Democrat returns to Washington on Monday with two goals this week: to achieve consensus among his ranks on a $ 3.5 trillion budget and to see once and for all whether the bipartisan group’s efforts to strike an infrastructure deal are successful. real or not.

It should be noted that most members and the public still have not seen formal language either in the bipartisan bill or in the budget. The Democratic base must decide in a few days on two proposals of which it does not yet have the details. So far we only know what members of the House have said about the budget. For the bipartisan bill, the public only saw a two-page framework that came out last month and has already changed.

This timeline which puts pressure on negotiators to finalize a deal they haven’t yet and has angered Republicans who argue that Schumer is trying to undermine their progress. Schumer is also calling for Senate Democrats to be unified by Wednesday in their support for a budget resolution that would set the stage for the later passage of the Democrats’ larger infrastructure package – and not all Democrats have signed on.

Democrats face a very difficult calculation as they try to keep both efforts on track.

The bipartisan group is also expected to hold another meeting on Monday evening.

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Over the weekend, the bipartisan group attempted to tie their negotiations.

Sources told CNN the group had been meeting for hours, trying to break this proposal down into smaller chunks to wrap it up. Ultimately though, there is still no resolution. The sticking point is what it has been for months. How do you fund $ 579 billion in new spending over the next five years or over $ 900 billion over the next eight? This issue became even more serious after the bipartisan group agreed to cut one of its major payments, which would have given the IRS billions to recover unpaid taxes. This financing option could have raised between 60 and 100 billion dollars depending on how it was structured.

Senator Rob Portman explained the problem with the IRS’s enforcement to CNN on Sunday.

“Well, one of the reasons that’s not part of the proposal is that we’ve had a step back,” Portman told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union”.

“Another reason is that we found out that the Democrats were going to put a proposal in the reconciliation package, which was not only similar to the one we had, but with a lot more enforcement from the IRS,” said the Republican of Ohio.

“This has created quite a problem because the general agreement is that this is the infrastructure package negotiated by the two parties and that we will stick to it,” added Portman, a chief Republican negotiator of the group that said they worked with White House legislation.

Republicans are also pushing back the impending deadline with a warning that it could turn GOP senators against the proposal.

“This immediately sends the signal that this is a Schumer bill and that they are trying to push through something that no one has read and has not been evaluated,” Senator James Lankford said , a Republican from Oklahoma. “Even the people who wrote it, can’t even read it.”

GOP Senator Bill Cassidy, who participated in bipartisan negotiations to create the framework for the bill, also criticized the procedural vote scheduled for Wednesday, telling “Fox News Sunday” that he would not support it without a full version of the bill. law Project.

“How do I vote for closure when the bill is not drafted? Unless you want planned failure, unless Senator Schumer wants it to happen, you need a little more time to get it right, ”said the Louisiana Republican. mentionned.

Test vote puts bipartite agreement in the spotlight

The bipartisan group of senators that struck an infrastructure framework deal with the White House last month worked over the weekend to translate it into legislation, but sticking points remain.

As a result, some Republicans argue it’s too early to set a deadline now, given it’s unclear whether legislation will even be ready this week.

When asked if he would vote yes in a procedural vote if the text of the bill was not ready, Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah and member of the bipartisan talks, said that it would be a “dereliction of duty” to move a bill forward. that had not been written.

“We’re definitely not going to vote on a bill that hasn’t been drafted yet,” Romney said.

Republican Senate Whip John Thune warned that the Senate Democrats’ plan to have a test on a still-unfinished bipartisan infrastructure deal could be “counterproductive” and deter GOP senators who might otherwise support measurement.

“I see it as an artificial deadline. Our members probably won’t vote to move on to something they haven’t seen,” South Dakota said. “I understand that he wants to move the process forward, but it could be counterproductive on his side if he really wants a result.”

Portman also echoed the post on Sunday, telling CNN “we don’t have a product yet.”

“And we won’t have a product until we finish the negotiations properly,” he said. “Again, this is a complex bill – it involves several committees, it involves, you know, a lot of very difficult issues because we have to resolve them among ourselves first, so again we let’s get together today.… We’re moving as fast as we can. “

The other hurdle is that the entity that decides how much legislation will affect the country’s financial performance has still not weighed in. The Congressional Budget Office score is seen as a critical factor for Republican members who have yet to weigh in. Without a favorable score or one that is expected to dramatically increase the country’s debt, Republicans argue they might not be able to support the bipartisan deal.

Thune said GOP thinking could change if a deal is quickly reached and the Congressional Budget Office rating becomes available ahead of Wednesday’s vote, but until then there will be “real concern about trying to move on to a draft. law that no one has seen “.

Schumer dismissed concerns and projected confidence on Thursday, saying: “I have spoken to some of our Democratic members of the bipartisan group, they are making very good progress, there is no reason we cannot start to vote next Wednesday, and that’s what we’re going to do. ”

Reconciliation campaign will test democratic unity

At the same time, to advance other important elements of Biden’s infrastructure agenda, Senate Democrats must unite behind a budget deal to push forward a Democrats-only bill that includes priorities excluded from the bipartite agreement. The bill they are considering would include everything from immigration to health care expansion to tax increases for Americans earning more than $ 400,000 a year.

Democrats on the Budget Committee announced on Tuesday evening that they had reached agreement on a $ 3.5 trillion budget resolution that would be a first step towards their ability to pass their own infrastructure bill later this year .

There have already been promising signs that lawmakers at different ends of the ideological spectrum will support the plan.

Budget committee chairman Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats and who initially pushed for a much larger package with a goal of spending up to $ 6 trillion, endorsed the shot Tuesday night, calling it a “big deal”.

Moderate Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia who played a key role in budget negotiations, joined Sanders in endorsing the plan.

“I’ve been doing this job for about 12 years. I can’t think of a more meaningful effort we’re taking, than what we’re doing right now,” Warner said.

However, it is not yet clear whether the Senate’s 50 Democrats will ultimately support the package.

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, from coal-producing West Virginia, has previously expressed concern about the climate change-related provisions that progressives have advocated.

“I know they have the climate part here, and that worries me,” Manchin said moments after Biden met with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana and a deciding vote, said of the $ 3.5 trillion prize: “That’s a big amount.” He made it clear, however, that he’s open to it depending on what’s in it and how it’s paid. When asked if he was ruling it out, he told CNN: “Absolutely not.”

“It’s a big sum,” Tester said. “Yeah, I think we just have to figure out how it’s spent and how it’s applied, figure out how it’s going to be paid for, and then do the valuation.”

This story and the title were updated with additional developments on Monday.

CNN’s Manu Raju, Ali Zaslav, Ted Barrett and Paul LeBlanc contributed to this report.


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US invests millions to breed more test monkeys following COVID-19: report https://leben-im-zentrum.org/us-invests-millions-to-breed-more-test-monkeys-following-covid-19-report/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/us-invests-millions-to-breed-more-test-monkeys-following-covid-19-report/#respond Sat, 17 Jul 2021 20:28:05 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/us-invests-millions-to-breed-more-test-monkeys-following-covid-19-report/ The U.S. government is reportedly investing millions of dollars to raise more monkeys in the name of biomedical research after a shortage of animals worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the scientific journal Nature, the demand for non-human primates in the United States has skyrocketed as the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]]]>

The U.S. government is reportedly investing millions of dollars to raise more monkeys in the name of biomedical research after a shortage of animals worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the scientific journal Nature, the demand for non-human primates in the United States has skyrocketed as the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded grants to study HIV / AIDS and the coronavirus required the use of animals in vaccine tests last year.

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The publication reported Thursday that the NIH had invested about $ 29 million over the past two years in primate housing and care in addition to other “infrastructure improvements” at the seven national primate research centers. (NPRC) Americans and that the agency is expected to spend another $ 7.5 million by October.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget in brief for fiscal 2022 includes an additional $ 30 million to support a 27% increase in funding for resource infrastructure for non-human primates in the United States. NPRC and the Caribbean Primate Research Center (CPRC).

“These resources will meet space and infrastructure needs such as the purchase and transport of animals, as well as investments to expand housing and support spaces,” the agency wrote in its request. .

According to Nature’s report, around $ 8 million in recent funding for NPRCs came from the 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) law.

The NPRC has more than 22,000 animals, including rodents such as rats, mice and voles.

Rhesus macaques are the most common non-human primates used in NPRC research programs, and the centers’ website explains that this is due to similar “biological links” between animals and humans.

Baboons, cynomolgus and pigtail macaques, marmosets, and squirrel monkeys are also included in the tests.

“Animal species are carefully associated with research studies to ensure valid scientific results that will be applicable to human health,” the site says.

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US scientists used 68,257 non-human primates in 2019, according to the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service “Annual Animal Use Report by Fiscal Year.”

Speaking to James Anderson, director of the NIH’s division of program coordination, planning and strategic initiatives, Nature learned that the NIH had convened an internal committee in 2020 to prioritize projects requiring the research apes and that China had stopped supplying cynomolgus macaques at the start of the pandemic. .

Animal testing has been widely controversial, and animal rights groups have clashed with scientists over the issue for years.

Many major airlines have decided against transporting non-human primates due to opposition, making transport particularly difficult.

However, while questions of ethical morality remain subjects of heated discussion, scientists say that non-human primates have played a critical role in vaccine and therapeutic testing.

One of the “FAQs” on the NPRC website responds to allegations of animal abuse or mistreatment, indicating that regulations and guidelines set by government agencies are being followed.

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“Providing the best compassionate care to the animals at NPRC is a top priority and helps ensure that research results are scientifically valid. NPRC staff monitor the animals daily to quickly respond to any concerns, and all animals receive comprehensive annual exams, just like humans, ”the centers said.

“The NPRC follow the regulations and guidelines set by the NIH, USDA through the Animal Care Act and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees.

“What happens if [a pandemic] happens again, with another virus in three years? “Anderson asked Nature.” We want to be ready for this. “


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California slashes number of tests teachers need to take to earn degrees https://leben-im-zentrum.org/california-slashes-number-of-tests-teachers-need-to-take-to-earn-degrees/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/california-slashes-number-of-tests-teachers-need-to-take-to-earn-degrees/#respond Fri, 16 Jul 2021 07:02:45 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/california-slashes-number-of-tests-teachers-need-to-take-to-earn-degrees/ CREDIT: iStock_Ryan-Balderas CREDIT: iStock_Ryan-Balderas California’s newly approved state budget allows teacher candidates to skip two of the tests required to earn a teaching degree if they take approved courses. Teacher candidates no longer have to take the California Basic Skills Test, or CBEST, or the California Subject Matter Exams for Teachers, called CSETs to graduate. […]]]>
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California’s newly approved state budget allows teacher candidates to skip two of the tests required to earn a teaching degree if they take approved courses.

Teacher candidates no longer have to take the California Basic Skills Test, or CBEST, or the California Subject Matter Exams for Teachers, called CSETs to graduate.

The CBEST tests reading, math, and writing skills and is typically passed before a student is accepted into a teacher preparation program. The CSET tests a candidate’s skills in the subject they will be teaching. Teacher candidates must prove their mastery of the subject before graduating, but many teacher preparation programs require that the test be taken before a student enters their teacher preparation program.

Almost half of potential teachers in California struggle to pass the four standardized tests required to obtain a diploma, according to data from the California Commission on Teacher Accreditation. Almost 68% of people who took CBEST got it right the first time and 84% succeeded after several attempts, according to the commission. The CSET, which is actually a series of tests, had a pass rate of around 68% in 2016-17, with most recent year data available.

“This is a game-changer for those who have dreamed of becoming a teacher and found themselves stranded when they could not pass the basic skills or subject entry exams,” said Mary Vixie Sandy, Executive Director of the California Commission on Teacher Accreditation.

“These tests are meant to accurately measure preparation to begin teacher preparation, not to be a barrier that prevents potentially excellent teachers from learning to teach,” Sandy said. “We are eager to move forward with this change in state policy. As alternatives to high-stakes testing, these measures will resize the role of testing and allow a wider and more diverse range of people to pursue careers in teaching. “

The changes take effect immediately, she said.

Silvia Salgado, who resides in Corona, spent three years as a teaching assistant before passing all sections of CBEST and being eligible for long-term replacement assignments. But what she really wanted was to be a kindergarten teacher, which required her to pass the multi-subject CSET. After struggling to pass CBEST, Salgado said she began to question herself and never found the courage to take the multiple subject test.

“Passing this bill means that I can finally have my own classroom, teach a grade level that I love and that excites me,” said Salgado. “Like many future teachers like me who want to teach kindergarten, an exam like the CSET was a barrier that kept our career dreams from coming true.

The State has already proposed other alternatives to CBEST, including the Scholastic Aptitude Test, College Board Advanced Placement Examinations, California State University Placement Exams, American College Testing or parts of the CSET. About 90 percent of teacher candidates chose to take CBEST, according to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Instead of taking the CBEST, the new law allows teacher candidates to prove they are proficient by obtaining a B or better in college courses in reading, writing and math. Classes eligible to fulfill the reading requirement include Critical Thinking, Literature, Philosophy, Reading, Rhetoric, or Textual Analysis. Eligible writing courses include composition, English, rhetoric, written communications, or writing. Eligible math courses include geometry, math, quantitative reasoning, or statistics. Closely related topics may also be accepted.

Teacher candidates who wish to skip CBEST can have their transcripts reviewed by their teacher preparation program to see if the courses they have taken meet the core competency requirements. If they apply for a degree from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, they can submit their official transcripts along with the completed application package, Sandy said.

If the teacher candidate wishes to use a combination of coursework and testing to meet the basic skills requirements, the candidate will need to receive approval from their teacher preparation program, according to trailer invoice.

In the past candidates for teaching were also required to take tests as part of the California subject-matter examinations for teachers or complete a degree program at their university. Primary school teachers had to take three tests to earn a multi-subject degree, and middle and high school teachers earned single-subject degrees in areas such as art, biology, or English by passing at least a subject examination.

From now on, a candidate for teaching who takes approved courses or obtains a university degree in the subject he will teach does not have to take the test.

If a candidate for teaching is seeking a single-subject degree, the major should be aligned with the degree he is seeking. If they are looking for a multi-subject degree, liberal studies major, or other degree that includes courses in language studies, literature, mathematics, science, social studies, history, arts, physical education and human development may be accepted. Specialized teachers may specialize in the subjects covered by the CSET exam for the Education Specialist Diploma or in courses covered by the multi-subject test.

A teacher preparation program will assess the major to see if it is acceptable, but the Commission on Teachers’ Credentials will appeal to applicants who apply directly to the credentials board, such as those applying for emergency permits, to Sandy said.

Applicants can demonstrate subject proficiency using one of the options or a combination of options, such as passing two of the three subtests of the CSET and using prerequisite courses to meet the requirements, according to the commission.

The Teacher Accreditation Commission may need to pass regulations to clarify the process and will need to communicate with teacher preparation programs and teacher candidates about the new legislation, Sandy said.

Applicants who have started teacher preparation but have not completed the program should contact their program for more information on how this new legislation may affect them, Sandy said.

With a continuing shortage of teachers in California, officials at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing have been looking for ways to reform teacher testing for several years. The problem has become more urgent during the pandemic when the test centers closed, retirements of teachers increased and the number of teachers refused credentials.

Although teacher candidates are still required to take the Reading Teaching Skills Assessment and the Assessment of educational performance in California in order to obtain a full diploma, the state allows teachers to continue postpone evaluations a little bit longer.

the reading instruction assessment, which measures the ability to teach reading, is required for applicants for multi-subject degrees as well as for special education degrees. The budget extends a current test suspension for candidates who were unable to complete the exam between March 19, 2020 and December 31, 2021 because testing centers were closed or had limited capacity. The budget gives the Commission on Teacher Accreditation the power to extend the suspension of testing until June 31, 2022 if it deems it necessary.

Teaching performance assessment measures the extent to which teacher candidates assess students, design instruction, organize subject matter and other skills. It is compulsory for everyone, except for teachers in special education.

The budget allows teacher candidates who cannot complete the pedagogical performance assessment next school year due to school closures linked to Covid-19 to obtain preliminary accreditation. The candidate must have met all other preliminary credential requirements. They must complete the assessment before obtaining a full degree.

The objective of the tests is to ensure that the teacher candidates are ready start the preparation,“Sandy said.” We need to reduce the size of the roadblock. “

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Blood Infection Testing Market Growth in Life Science Tools and Services Industry https://leben-im-zentrum.org/blood-infection-testing-market-growth-in-life-science-tools-and-services-industry/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/blood-infection-testing-market-growth-in-life-science-tools-and-services-industry/#respond Thu, 15 Jul 2021 06:40:00 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/blood-infection-testing-market-growth-in-life-science-tools-and-services-industry/ The blood infection testing market will experience a neutral impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, the market growth is expected to increase in 2021 compared to 2020. With the continued spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizations around the world are […]]]>

The blood infection testing market will experience a neutral impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, the market growth is expected to increase in 2021 compared to 2020.

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Abbott Laboratories
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The Blood Infection Testing market is segmented as follows:

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Zach Johnson tested positive | News, Sports, Jobs https://leben-im-zentrum.org/zach-johnson-tested-positive-news-sports-jobs/ https://leben-im-zentrum.org/zach-johnson-tested-positive-news-sports-jobs/#respond Wed, 14 Jul 2021 05:00:03 +0000 https://leben-im-zentrum.org/zach-johnson-tested-positive-news-sports-jobs/ Zach Johnson hits the second tee in the final round of the John Deere Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall) SANDWICH, England (AP) – Former champion Zach Johnson tested positive for coronavirus before taking a charter flight for the British […]]]>

Zach Johnson hits the second tee in the final round of the John Deere Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at the TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall)

SANDWICH, England (AP) – Former champion Zach Johnson tested positive for coronavirus before taking a charter flight for the British Open, forcing him to join the growing list of withdrawals and ending his streak of 69 tournaments consecutive majors.

The R&A said Johnson, who played in the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Sunday, and local qualifier Louis de Jager of South Africa tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrew.

John Deere Classic finalist Ryan Moore chose not to accept the exemption as the best top-five player who was not already at the British Open. Instead of giving way to Luke List, who tied for third, she went to Adam Long as the next available on the reserve list.

Johnson, who won the burgundy jug at St. Andrews in 2015 after a three-way playoff, missed the Masters in his rookie year on the PGA Tour in 2004. He has played in every major from then until the British. Open.

John Deere players were tested before the charter flight to England.

This brings to 16 the number of players who have retired or have chosen not to take their place on the field for the 149th edition of the oldest golf championship.

The British Open was the only major tournament to be canceled last year due to the pandemic. It comes back under strict protocols by the UK government, and some instituted by the R&A, such as banning players from staying with anyone except their own small core of people.

Johnson did not play the third or fourth round with any other player in the British Open.

The last players to retire have been replaced by Long, Sam Horsfield of England and Dylan Frittelli of South Africa.

The peloton is already missing seven of the world’s top 75 players, which is unusual for a major.

Some had no choice. Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama at No.18 was the highest-ranked player to retire. He tested positive for COVID-19 on July 2 during the Rocket Mortgage Classic, and although he went through 10 days of self-isolation without symptoms, his tests still come back positive.

The PGA Tour had this problem a year ago with positive tests. U.S. health officials have said PCR tests can detect remnants of the virus even if it is no longer active. But according to British guidelines, Matsuyama is expected to produce a negative test.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson said he came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and pulled out. Under the R&A requirements sent to players on June 22, anyone identified as a contact must self-isolate and be removed.

Other players cited international travel requirements (Kevin Na) or the emphasis on preparing instead for the Olympics (Sungjae Im, Siwoo Kim, Juvic Pagunsan). Men’s competition at the Tokyo Olympics begins 11 days after the end of the British Open.

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