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Lack of Covid-19 testing means no swift end to lockdown, says Dr Miriam Stoppard

Even now, when we don’t have nearly enough information on the Covid-19 pandemic to start theorising about an exit strategy, people are asking when lockdown can be relaxed. Not for some time in my opinion because we’re not getting the right information that would allow us to relax it. The key to removing lockdown is… Read More »

Coronavirus has infected more than 9,000 US health care workers, CDC says

NEW YORK – Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Between 10 percent and 20 percent of U.S. coronavirus cases are health care workers, though they tended to be hospitalized at lower rates than other patients, officials reported Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported… Read More »

COVID-19 contact tracing: Canadian company says authorities not interested in app that could help with virus

The international consensus is growing: one of the keys to containing the COVID-19 pandemic and reviving a comatose world economy is a novel type of technology. Daniel Leung says his mostly Canadian company, LivNao, has a ready-to-use version of the concept: a smartphone app designed to automatically identify those who have been in contact with… Read More »

COVID-19: It worked in Asia. The WHO says it’s crucial. But is Canada still using contact tracing?

The message from Dr. Jeremy Jones, a cardiologist in the Eastern Ontario town of Lindsay, was an urgent call for people to observe social distancing. But it also contained some startling information. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit had just announced that three people at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., had… Read More »

Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimages over virus; Iran says 22 dead

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the coronavirus, disrupting travel for thousands of Muslims already headed to the kingdom and potentially affecting plans later this year for millions more ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan and the annual hajj pilgrimage.… Read More »