Medical research

Designing better contact-tracing apps for the next pandemic

As COVID-19 began to spread last spring, apps were developed to track cellphone signals and other data so people who had been near those who were infected could be notified and asked to quarantine. The novel coronavirus rapidly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Florida governor issues order banning 'vaccine passports'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday banning businesses from requiring customers to show proof they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to get service.

Medical economics

Artificial intelligence for health care equity

The potential of artificial intelligence to bring equity in health care has spurred significant research efforts. Racial, gender, and socioeconomic disparities have traditionally afflicted health care systems in ways that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

White House provides $250 million to reduce COVID-19 inequities

(HealthDay)—The Biden administration will provide $250 million in federal grants to community organizations that encourage underserved and minority populations to get COVID-19 vaccinations and follow safety measures to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Greece tops 5,000 COVID-19 deaths: health agency

Greece on Monday announced that the coronavirus death toll had exceeded 5,000 people, days after the government was accused of vaccinating too many state officials instead of health staff.

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