Tag Archives: COVID19

COVID-19 contact tracing: The tricky balance between privacy and relief efforts

As more governments consider the use of contact tracing apps to prevent the spread of coronavirus, researchers say privacy will have to be at the forefront of efforts in order for civilians to use it. <figure class="image pull-none image-original" style="width: 2037px"><a href="https://tr3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2020/03/30/5a70717d-86f9-4639-957b-cf17518eab7a/tracetogether-full.jpg" target="_blank" data-component="modalEnlargeImage" data-headline="&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;" data-credit="Image: Ministry of Health Singapore" …

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Will smartphones help us keep COVID-19 under control?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The smartphones carried in so many pockets and purses could play a key role in keeping COVID-19 under control as the nation cautiously reopens the economy. That goal received support April 10 with an announcement by Google and Apple that they are collaborating on standards and …

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IBM puts out the call for developers to fight COVID-19 during Call for Code Global Challenge

IBM, the United Nations and The Linux Foundation are asking coders, developers and software engineers to join the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic during the 2020 Call for Code. <p>In response to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, IBM has added a COVID-19 track to its annual <a href="https://callforcode.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer …

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Responding to COVID-19 in the developing world

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The mass social distancing strategy being used to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and Europe doesn’t easily translate to a developing country like Bangladesh, which lacks the capacity to impose restrictions or provide a social safety net for the unemployed. We talked …

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Want to see a doctor amid COVID-19? Use telehealth

by  Carrie MacMillan, Kathleen Raven, Kathy Katella, Colleen Moriarty, Yale University Credit: CC0 Public Domain We are being told to stay home and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but where does that leave people with routine doctor appointments? What about someone who notices a lump in her breast? Or has worrisome …

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Rockstar Donating In-Game Revenue To COVID-19 Relief

Red Dead Redemption II developer Rockstar Games has announced that starting today through the end of May, it is donating five percent of in-game transactions in Red Dead Online and GTA Online to help small businesses and communities deal with COVID-19. The tweet announcing the campaign says it will distribute aid “both directly …

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COVID-19 infections rise in New York with peak weeks away

Jon Makay, of Harlem, wears an octopus hat to fend off coronavirus, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in New York’s Times Square. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York climbed to 3,800, with close to 900 in intensive care, with the peak of the outbreak weeks away, Gov. …

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