Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Modeling shows tracking app critical to containing COVID second wave

Independent modeling published today projects a second wave of COVID-19 in Australia if social distancing and testing decline further—but new cases could be slashed by over 50% if enough people use the COVIDSafe app and ...

Neuroscience

Older adults share fewer memories as they age

By the time people reach a certain age, they've accumulated enough life experience to have plenty of stories to tell about life "back in their day."

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan urges citizens to install virus-tracking app

Japan's government on Thursday urged citizens to install the country's first coronavirus-tracing app when it launches this week, pledging that the system would not invade users' privacy.

Health

Remote devices for telehealth see surge in demand

Smartphone apps and connected devices that largely have seen niche use in the telemedicine context are likely to see a significant growth as online and remote consultations with doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic become ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Johnson vows new UK virus tracing strategy will be ready by June

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday the country will have 25,000 virus tracing staff recruited by June so the country can "make progress" in its strategy to keep easing the nationwide lockdown.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why we need the human touch in contact tracing for coronavirus

The UK has launched its smartphone app to assist with contact tracing. The government is full of enthusiasm and the Isle of Wight is the guinea pig. But for all the fanfare and faith in its potential, is the right kind of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVIDSafe: Why the government should share what it knows

It's 18 days since the government launched its digital contact-tracing app COVIDSafe. The latest figure we have for downloads is 5.4 million, on May 8, about 29% of smartphone users aged 14 and over.

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