Tuesday April 7, 2020

The U.S. Is Hosting A Senior Level Chinese Delegation To Witness Drug Prevention And Treatment Efforts

An average of more than 160 people are dying every day in the U.S. from opioid abuse

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United States continues to battle opioid abuse that is killing more than 60,000 people annually. Pixabay

The U.S. said it is hosting a senior-level Chinese delegation to witness its drug prevention and treatment efforts, even as the United States continues to battle opioid abuse that is killing more than 60,000 people annually.

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The State Department said Tuesday the Chinese will visit drug abuse prevention programs in Washington and New York. Pixabay

The State Department said Tuesday the Chinese will visit drug abuse prevention programs in Washington and New York and highlight the role that U.S. agencies, private treatment centers and non-government community coalitions play in fighting drug abuse in the U.S.

An average of more than 160 people are dying every day in the U.S. from opioid abuse. But the State Department said the U.S.-Chinese effort to reduce the demand for illicit drugs adds to the two countries’ “recent productive cooperation” by imposing restrictive controls on synthetic opioids.

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The State Department said it is aiming to cut drug abuse, “as addiction knows no national borders, and illicit drug use anywhere enriches transnational criminal drug traffickers.”

Last October, U.S. President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a “national public health emergency.” (VOA)

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Researchers Develop Supercomputer Based System To Forecast Coronavirus Spread

Researchers can build different experimental versions in the system according to different prevention and control measures for comparison and evaluation, said Chen Bin, one of the researchers

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Developed by a research team from the National University of Defence Technology, the system was built based on China's first petaflop supercomputer the Tianhe-1, Xinhua reported on Wednesday. Pixabay

Chinese researchers have developed a system based on a supercomputer to forecast the spread trend of COVID-19 and evaluate the effect of prevention and control, according to the Science and Technology Daily.

Developed by a research team from the National University of Defence Technology, the system was built based on China’s first petaflop supercomputer the Tianhe-1, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

A city model with a population of more than 11 million and 198 communities was created in the system to demonstrate the spread process of the epidemic.

Using technologies like big data analysis, the system can quickly forecast the trend of the epidemic in key areas according to the real-time situation, providing early warnings for accurate prevention and control.

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Chinese researchers have developed a system based on a supercomputer to forecast the spread trend of COVID-19 and evaluate the effect of prevention and control, according to the Science and Technology Daily. Pixabay

Researchers can build different experimental versions in the system according to different prevention and control measures for comparison and evaluation, said Chen Bin, one of the researchers.

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The researchers also conducted a large sample calculation experiment to provide accurate data support for decision-making on work resumption. Based on the experimental results, they have provided several reports to relevant government departments and agencies. (IANS)