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France releases a voluntary contact tracing app

Sponsored Links Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters The French government has released a contract tracing app, called StopCovid, to notify people when they’ve been in contact with someone who is later diagnosed with COVID-19, as reported by Bloomberg. Usage of the app is entirely voluntary in France, although the effectiveness of contact tracing depends on how …

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A fidget spinner to detect urinary tract infections

<figcaption class=”caption”><div class=”caption-text”>The diagnostic spinner in action.</div><div class=”caption-credit”><a rel=”nofollow” class=”caption-link” href=”https://bioengineeringcommunity.nature.com/users/400727-yoon-kyoung-cho/posts/a-fidget-spinner-for-point-of-care-diagnostics”>Yoon-Kyoung Cho (Nature </a></div></figcaption> </figure> Urinary tract infections have been called the “canary in the coal mine” of global antibiotic resistance. With more than half of all women having a UTI in their lifetime and men increasing in susceptibility as they age, UTIs are one of …

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Israel restricts COVID-19 phone tracking to ‘special cases’

Sponsored Links MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images Israel’s original plan to track the phones of COVID-19 sufferers won’t get very far. The country’s cabinet has restricted the use of the Shin Bet security agency’s phone surveillance to “specific and special cases” where officials can’t determine an infected person’s location using “other methods.” The government might …

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Amazon accused of fighting efforts to track COVID-19 in Wisconsin facilities

Sponsored Links ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Amazon may be improving safety measures in warehouses to protect against COVID-19, but it’s also accused of being less than forthcoming with vital data. The health officer for Kenosha County in Wisconsin, Jen Freiheit, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Gizmodo) that Amazon was uncooperative with public staff …

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Crypto Healthcare Project Announces Telehealth Exchange for Remote Medicine

Cryptocurrency healthcare startup, Solve.Care, recently launched a blockchain remote medicine platform. According to an announcement sent to Cointelegraph on May 22, Solve.Care announced a new marketplace that allows users to consult medical practitioners anywhere in the world. It’s called the Global Telehealth Exchange, or GTHE. GTHE is meant to also provide physicians with a way …

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Elon Musk restarts Tesla production in defiance of county lockdown

Sponsored Links Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images Elon Musk isn’t waiting to resolve his lawsuit against Alameda County to get Tesla’s Fremont factory back up and running. The CEO has confirmed earlier reports from The Verge, the San Francisco Chronicle and others that Tesla has restarted production despite the county’s pandemic …

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WHO will launch a COVID-19 app for countries that don’t make their own

Sponsored Links Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Numerous countries have COVID-19 symptom and tracking apps, but the World Health Organization wants to fill in those gaps for the countries that are too stretched to develop their own software. The WHO’s Bernardo Mariano told Reuters in an interview that the outfit planned to release a …

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India requires all workers to use its COVID-19 tracking app

Sponsored Links Yawar Nazir/Getty Images COVID-19 contact tracing apps are frequently voluntary in those countries that have rolled them out so far, but India’s is effectively mandatory. The country’s home ministry will require that all workers, public or private, use its Aarogya Setu app starting May 4th. Company and government leaders will be responsible for …

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