At Quarterly Town Hall, Roza Addresses Opportunity and Growth Amid COVID-19 - Morning Chalk Up

by morningchalkup 02/15/2021

CrossFit CEO Eric Roza held his quarterly town hall on Friday and delivered several updates about the season, the DEI Council members, and the impact of COVID-19 on the community members around the world.  He addressed where the top markets currently sit amid the pandemic and how CrossFit will approach growth in a post-COVID world […]


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German Health Minister Jens Spahn said Wednesday the so-called British variant of COVID-19 is spreading quickly in his country, now accounting for more than 20 percent of all tested cases, and nearly four times the rate of two weeks earlier.  Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Spahn said that rate of spread indicates the variant virus strain, first identified in Britain, roughly doubles each week, as has been seen in other countries where it has been found.

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The British government has approved the world’s first-ever test that will involve deliberately exposing volunteers to the novel coronavirus.   Under the so-called human challenge trial, up to 90 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 30 will be exposed to the virus in “a safe and controlled environment” to allow researchers to study how it spreads and affects people, with the eventual goal of developing more effective vaccines and treatments.   The trials are scheduled to begin next month at London’s Royal Free Hospital.      Meanwhile, Japan began its long-awaited coronavirus vaccination

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of researchers at UNLV has conducted wastewater surveillance to understand more about the prevalence of the virus in the community. “When SARS-CoV-2 infects a human being, we see it shed through the air and also through fecal matter. That fecal matter then ends up in the sewage, and all of it gets collected at a wastewater treatment plant,” Professor Edwin Oh said.