IEM in the News
KTVU – KTVU’s Heather Holmes talks with Dr. Rashid Chotani, medical director of IEM and COVID-19 researcher, about the latest vaccine developments and COVID-19 headlines.
KTVU – KTVU’s Heather Holmes speaks with Dr. Rashid Chotani, a COVID-19 researcher and medical director at IEM. They discuss convalescent plasma, antigen tests and other coronavirus-related news. Chotani has advised the CDC and is a leading figure in the fight against COVID-19 in the US.
CNN – Even after President Donald Trump diverted $44 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for federal unemployment benefits, its disaster relief fund will still have at least $25 billion to use in response to hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters over the next month.
Issues & Insights – President Donald Trump and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced the emergency use authorization of convalescent plasma as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, a major breakthrough in the fight against coronavirus that will make the therapy widely available than before.
KTVU – KTVU’s Heather Holmes speaks with Dr. Rashid Chotani, medical director of IEM, about education during the pandemic as university systems come up with strategies to resume learning, along with some of the latest coronavirus news.
E&E – A former Department of Homeland Security official alleged that President Trump sought to halt disaster aid to California in 2018 for political revenge. But California has received more disaster declarations than any other state since Trump took office.
GRIST – President Trump issued a memorandum authorizing states to tap the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) $70 billion Disaster Relief Fund to pay for enhanced unemployment benefits.
KTVU – KTVU’s Heather Holmes speaks with Dr. Rashid Chotani for a weekly interview. Chotani is actively researching COVID-19.
U.S. NEWS – Floridians are facing record death tolls from coronavirus while also preparing for an active hurricane season.
CBS12 – Bryan Koon, Florida’s former Emergency Management Director, said a volunteer shortage is a real concern this hurricane season. “They are vital,” he said. Koon, who is now an emergency management consultant with IEM, explained when there is fewer volunteers with organizations like the Red Cross, government staff needs to fill those gaps.