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Quicker COVID-19 test: $200K grant could help identify killer virus fast with optical detection

The National Science Foundation has awarded JSU’s Department of Chemistry, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences a $200,000 Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant to develop a fast, sensitive and simple “optical technique” to detect COVID-19.Jackson State University professor Dr. [...]

$200K grant may help JSU develop a quicker, simpler optical detection for COVID-19

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The National Science Foundation has awarded JSU’s Department of Chemistry, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences a $200,000 Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant to develop a fast, sensitive and simple “optical technique” to detect COVID-19.JSU professor Dr. [...]
UPDATE: KKDA National Search for PD and Morning Host (read now)

JSU’s Shahbazi: Blacks hit hardest than others by COVID-19 can blame ‘structural racism’

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Although numbers have risen significantly now, it was reported on May 19 that more than 1.5 million Americans were confirmed to have been infected by COVID-19, and more than 93,000 people had lost their lives. Data from various sources (states, federal government officials and various universities) indicate that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, yet they are 65 percent of all fatalities. I will explore how structural racism plays a part.The following graph and data from Mississippi indicate the high rate of mortality among African Americans and how COVID-19 disproportionately impacts them (ref.

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