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Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Applications must be created by or for a government public health authority and can only be used for COVID-19 response efforts. User consent is also another key element. A document released by the Department of Health said that the app - developed by Waterford-based NearForm - can be used by anyone with an Apple or Google smartphone less than five years old.

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Covid-19 can kill 100,000 people in United States, says Trump

He said that if another country develops a vaccine that works before the United States, he will 'take his hat off to them'. "Some people" say the virus could come back, he said, but still, "it will pass". And roughly 30.3 million people have filed for unemployment aid in the six weeks since the outbreak forced employers to shut down and slash their workforces.

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BC health officials announce 53 new coronavirus cases, three more deaths

On Monday, for the first time since April 17, British Columbians received an update on the province's latest epidemiological modelling covering the COVID-19 pandemic. Henry said 26 more test-positive confirmed cases have been discovered in the past day. We are now entering a new phase where we must be equally vigilant and equally committed to protecting our loved ones, our seniors and Elders, our health-care workers and our communities.

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Nurse practitioners permitted to offer additional medical care in Alberta nursing homes

Verna Yiu. "Reaching more than 100 deaths is a sombre milestone", said Hinshaw. Dr. Hinshaw reported a new outbreak at the Purolator Distribution Centre in Calgary with 30 cases in employees. Aside from fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and runny nose, Hinshaw said people experiencing the following symptoms qualify for COVID-19 tests: headache, muscle or joint aches, feeling unwell, fatigue or severe exhaustion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unexplained loss of appetite, loss of ...

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COVID-19: blood plasma treatment tested at Guy's and St Thomas'

Before making her convalescent plasma donation, Kahn had to qualify for this no-cost procedure, which only collects plasma from your blood and returns donor's red blood cells to their system. Recovered COVID-19 patient Paul Butler donates plasma Monday, April 27, 2020, at LifeShare Blood Center in Texarkana, Texas. Straus hopes other recovered patients will reach out to the Community Blood Center to donate plasma.

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Major Federal Project Pushing Development of COVID-19 Vaccine

Trump has hailed the program and said Thursday that he is personally overseeing it and promised "to fast-track it like you've never seen before". The project's goal is to develop 300 million doses of the new vaccine, or enough doses to vaccinate a majority of Americans, by January 2021, according to Bloomberg .


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