Author Archives: Tim Curtis

Tim Curtis covers health care, higher education, and technology for The Daily Record.

USM prepares for cuts, presents itself as an opportunity for recovery

Dr. Jay Perman

The University System of Maryland and its institutions can be vehicles for investment in the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Jay A. Perman argued Friday as the system faces state budget cuts due to declining tax revenues. ...

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Modelers say testing key for Md. to contain COVID-19

A COVID-19 test is administered at a drive-thru site in March 2020. Maryland officials are launching a campaign to remind residents of the need for testing even as the COVID-19 vaccination program is well underway. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Widespread testing and contact tracing may be the best way to contain COVID-19 and keep it from a resurgence as jurisdictions look to loosen physical distancing, modelers told a Maryland legislative work group Wednesday. Because the coronavirus can spread before ...

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T. Rowe earnings, assets fell during Q1 coronavirus sell-off

T. Rowe Price Group Inc. President and CEO William J. Stromberg speaks to stockholders at the company's annual meeting. (The Daily Record /Maximilian Franz)

Market volatility from the coronavirus pandemic hurt equity markets during the year’s first quarter, but moves made this month by the federal government and central banks have helped the markets rebound and find surer footing, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. ...

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UM researchers exploring whether drug could limit coronavirus infections

FILE - In this Thursday, April 9, 2020 file photo, a chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in New Delhi, India. Scientists in Brazil have stopped part of a study of the malaria drug touted as a possible coronavirus treatment after heart rhythm problems developed in one-quarter of people given the higher of two doses being tested. Chloroquine and a similar drug, hydroxychloroquine, have been pushed by President Donald Trump after some early tests suggested the drugs might curb coronavirus entering cells.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers are investigating whether taking an anti-malaria drug could prevent infection and symptoms from exposure to people with COVID-19. The study hopes to find whether hydroxychloroquine could help limit the spread of the disease by ...

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