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How might the way climate change is discussed in the media and by politicians influence climate change research and funding for that research?

Minimum of 2 paragraphs, work cited must be in APA format
Discussion:
A hot-button issue around the world is climate change. Although most scientists agree that climate change exists and are the result of human activity, debates about this issue remain heated and polarized. In the arenas of politics, media, and public opinion, it seems that the “sides” of the issue are based more on contrasting belief systems and assumptions than on scientific evidence. Before participating in this discussion, make sure you read the module resources. You should include examples and other supporting evidence from the module resources in your posts.
Discussing challenges that face our world often means investigating opinions and ideas different from your own. Remember to remain thoughtful and respectful towards your peers and instructor in your discussion post and replies.
Create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, address the following:
How might the way climate change is discussed in the media and by politicians influence climate change research and funding for that research?
How can bias, beliefs, assumptions, and values influence what we know and how we approach contemporary global issues related to the natural sciences?

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What does the impact of the COVID-19 virus in the United States tell us about the inter-connectedness of U.S.-based health care, the U.S. economy, and the rest of the world?

COMMENTARY AND QUESTIONS:  Please consider the following series of inter-related questions that address the evolution of health care in the United States as well as the role of health services professionals in delivering quality health services to patients located both within and without the borders of the United States.  Remember to post three different times on three different days, and to make your posts progressively responsive to the posts of your fellow classmates.  I look forward to participating in your posts on this question.  Please feel free to post more than three times to the dynamic question below. Answer all 3 questions
“The economy, stupid” is a phrase coined in 1992 by Bill Cliniton’s political strategist, James Carville.  According to Wikipedia, Carville’s statement was directed to campaign workers and was intended as one of three messages for them to focus on.  A second phrase for the campaign workers was “Don’t forget health care.”
Today, the U.S. economy continues to suffer negative effects of COVID, including business closures, unemployment, employee shortages, inflation and supply chain problems directly attributable to the COVID-19 virus pandemic that reportedly began in Wuhan, China and immigrated to the United States in January 2020.  The first reported case can be traced to November 17, 2019 according to unpublished Chinese government records. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/13/first-covid-19-case-happened-in-november-china-government-records-show-report (Links to an external site.).  On January 19, 2020, the first case was diagnosed in the United States in Snohomish, County, Washington.  The patient had just returned from Wuhan, China where the novel coronavirus allegedly began. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001191.
In just under two years, the virus spread from that one international traveller to infect 72,310,575 people in the United States and result in 870,195 COVID-related deaths.  https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/index.html#cases (Links to an external site.).  These numbers are staggering compared to the March 2020 data when there were just 5,738 positive cases and 80 deaths in the United States.   https://covidtracking.com/data/national (Links to an external site.).
Early in the COVID pandemic crisis, the United States did not have an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as respirators, gloves, face shields, gowns, hand sanitizers, etc.  The PPE was needed to protect our front line health care workers from becoming infected.  The United States was also experiencing a shortage of common medical supplies needed to treat hospitalized patients.  You may recall news reports of ordinary people sewing home-made face masks and shipping them to hospitals across the country.  China – where the COVID-19 virus originated, is a major manufacturer of the PPE and medical supplies that were in short supply.
The shortage of PPE and medical supplies in the United States can be attributed to multiple causes, including problems with the global supply chain that were also impacting other countries.  It was reported that China produced approximately half the world’s face masks before the pandemic.  As the infection spread across China, it stopped exporting face masks to other countries.  As China’s infection rate slowed, it began shipping masks to other countries as part of goodwill packages. The United States, however, was not a major recipient of the good will packages.  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2006141.
The pandemic highlighted that healthcare in the United States has evolved such that it is dependent on global economic transactions.  In addition to PPE and medical supplies, China produces pharmaceuticals, medical devices, technology and rare minerals that are essential to the delivery of modern U.S. health care services. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)31908-7/fulltext.
The globalization of healthcare is also evident in health care transactions unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic.  India has developed a robust telemedicine industry to provide remote medical services to U.S. health care providers. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6618173/ (Links to an external site.).  India, Mexico and other countries actively market lower cost medical procedures to U.S. health care consumers. https://www.newsweek.com/thousands-americans-cross-border-mexico-affordable-medical-treatment-each-1426943 (Links to an external site.).  On a personal note, in a recent conversation with a distant family member, I learned that his girlfriend was in the country of Columbia for a complex dental procedure that would only cost her $6,000 compared to the $60,000 she would pay in the United States.  Reportedly, Columbia has developed an expertise in dental procedures and markets to the global medical consumer.
Similarly, U.S.-based health care providers provide telemedicine and other health care services to developing countries that cannot provide these services on their own.  The United States and other countries also provide global relief health care workers to assist with public health crises in developing countries.
The foregoing are only a few examples of the impact of health care on the global economy, and the inter-connectedness of the U.S. health care system to global economies is perhaps endless.
Please discuss the following:
1.  What does the impact of the COVID-19 virus in the United States tell us about the inter-connectedness of U.S.-based health care, the U.S. economy, and the rest of the world?
2.  Does the globalization of health care improve the health of people living in the U.S. or does it create a greater risk to our health and/or economic security?
3.  Should health care executives and/or policymakers seek to develop global alliances to bring high quality health services to U.S. consumers at the lowest cost?  Why or why not?

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Which classification of drugs has taken the first-choice role in most patients with early hypertension?

Read the following case study and answer the questions.
Students in their first graduate level pharmacology course are confused with the recommendations for hypertension (HTN)and treatment choices after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and with heart failure (HF). The drugs used several years ago and still seen commonly on the acute care floors the students work are not the ones now assuming a stronger role in cardiac health issues. For one, the primary order of which meds are selected for an initial level of blood pressure control has seemed to change. Help your fellow students by explaining the following changes.
1. Which classification of drugs has taken the first-choice role in most patients with early hypertension? Is it wrong to select a thiazide diuretic or a beta blocker as was once done?
2. Is there another primary choice for African American patients? Why?
3. Is there no room for the beta blockers?
Contribute a minimum of (2) pages.
It should include at least (2r) academic sources, formatted and cited in APA.

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Discuss the way in which one art object or building from the Ancient Near East was designed to express a political message.

geology!  Discuss the way in which one art object or building from the Ancient Near East was designed to express a political message. Describe the artwork in your response

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Describe the novelty/predictability tension within your relationship, which one is the norm?

Select a personal relationship, such as a romantic partner, a friend, or a family member to use for the discussion. For your initial post, state what type of relationship you are describing, and then respond to each of the following questions with a minimum 4-sentence answer. Be sure to include examples to describe each of the tensions in your relationship.
Describe the autonomy/connection tension within your relationship, which one is the norm?
Describe the closedness/openness tension within your relationship, which one is the norm?
Describe the novelty/predictability tension within your relationship, which one is the norm?

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What might be the consequences (positive and/or negative) of emotion in scientific research?

Discussion must be 1 – 2 paragraphs
Any sources must be cited in APA format
For the initial post, address the following:
Can scientists ever be completely objective when conducting research? Why or why not? Support your argument with resources.
What might be the consequences (positive and/or negative) of emotion in scientific research?

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What do you think are the benefits of getting vaccinated and are there any scientific or medical reasons (exclude personal or religious reasons) that could serve as reasonable contraindications to being vaccinated?

There are few individuals in the world who have not been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
For your initial post, do some research on coronaviruses and then share what you learn about how a typical coronavirus compares to COVID-19. What does it mean for a virus to “mutate” and what could this mean to the process of developing immunity? Many people have chosen to get vaccinated while others have not. What do you think are the benefits of getting vaccinated and are there any scientific or medical reasons (exclude personal or religious reasons) that could serve as reasonable contraindications to being vaccinated or that would justify prolonging this medical intervention?

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Describe three (3) functions of a normal healthy body that help prevent the occurrence of UTIs

· Use the information presented in the module folder along with your readings from the textbook to answer the following questions.
Describe three (3)      functions of a normal healthy body that help prevent the occurrence of      UTIs:
List two reasons why women      are at higher risks for developing UTIs
Briefly describe the      two-step process used to diagnose UTIs. Which organism is most often      responsible for causing UTIs?
What is Vaginosis? List      some of the members of the normal microflora of the female reproductive      organs and discuss factors that may contribute to an abnormal increase in      these organisms.
5. Describe and explain the primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary stages of syphilis:
6. Explain why a person with AIDS is more susceptible to opportunistic infections. What diseases or conditions might a person with HIV or AIDS be more susceptible to?

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Explain and differentiate between sterilization and commercial sterilization.

· Use the information presented in the module folder along with your readings from the textbook to answer the following questions.
Explain and differentiate      between sterilization and commercial sterilization. What organism does commercial      sterilization aim to destroy?
Describe three (3)      different physical methods of controlling microbial growth:
Describe three (3)      different chemical methods of controlling microbial growth:
Briefly summarize the 4 (four) different Biosafety      levels. Give examples of microorganisms studied in each level:
What is the Kirby Bauer      Disc diffusion method? How it is      used to determine antibiotic efficacy?

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Describe how arthropods can act as mechanical vectors and biological vectors.

· Use the information presented in the module folder along with your readings from the textbook to answer the following questions.
Describe the different      morphological types of viruses and give examples of each type:

Helical
Icosahedral
Complex

Compare and contrast the      multiplication of bacteriophages versus the multiplication of animal      viruses:
Describe how arthropods can act as mechanical      vectors and biological vectors:
Describe five (5)      characteristics of fungi and how they differ from other microorganisms:
Describe common      characteristic of protozoans (protists). Name three (3) protozoans that      are human parasites:
6. What are helminths? Name and describe three (3) that can cause problems in humans: