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Google – Apple contact tracing API is taking shape in various countries

Google – Apple contact tracing API is taking shape in various countries

Switzerland, Italy, and Latvia in Europe have already taken use of the contact tracing technology. Austria, Singapore, and Australia are also considering adopting the Google-Apple API. Moreover, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, and Portugal, have followed suit by working on API-integrated apps. Some US states have shown keen interest in embracing the Exposure Notifications technology. All around...

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Smartphones and COVID-19: Apps and privacy concerns

Smartphones and COVID-19: Apps and privacy concerns

In Europe, doctors and engineers are looking at how smartphones could be enlisted in the war against the spread of COVID-19. One method for health officials is to use smartphones to find who has been in contact with the person diagnosed with COVID-19. But can it be done without invading and accessing people’s phones which...

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Can plasma be used to cure COVID-19 patients?

Can plasma be used to cure COVID-19 patients?

With the nearest vaccine being estimated to be a year away. Experts are asking the question,” can plasma be used to cure patients of COVID-19″. “What kind of treatments could we administer that could truncate this pandemic ? ” Pathologist John Roback, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta . Why Plasma? When the body...

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Google joins hands with healthcare officials -highlights places not complying with stay-at-home orders

Google joins hands with healthcare officials -highlights places not complying with stay-at-home orders

Considering the current need of time, Google is gathering location data from the smartphones of its users. The data will be used to help healthcare officials understand how people’s movement trends have changed in response to the policies aimed at flattening the curve of COVID-19.  Google announced the release of its COVID-19 Mobility Reports in a...

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How long social distancing is expected to last?

How long social distancing is expected to last?

After the initial confusion caused by the coronavirus, the world seems to have stood still. Schools and workplaces have shut down. Hospitals have become overburdened. And Governments all around the globe are urging people to stay indoors. And it seems like amidst all this confusion one question looms above us more than anything else. How...

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Apple releases COVID-19 App

Apple releases COVID-19 App

Apple releases the COVID-19 app in partnership with CDC to provide people with proper guidance in regard to the current Coronavirus pandemic. In the current general chaos, it is very hard for people to get trusted information and so apple releases COVID-19 App as a very good initiative. Apple launched the COVID-19 app and COVID-19...

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Coronavirus pandemic: A rocket company producing hand sanitizers

Coronavirus pandemic: A rocket company producing hand sanitizers

Amidst the global crisis of coronavirus, the world is experiencing a drastic shortage of basic household items. The top of this list includes hand sanitizers and face masks amongst other things. As a result, Skyrora, a rocket technology company has started production of these to overcome the shortage that people face during this pandemic. Skyrora...

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Self-testing for COVID-19: A new FDA approved device gives you results in 5 minutes

Self-testing for COVID-19: A new FDA approved device gives you results in 5 minutes

Abbott, a healthcare technology company, introduces a new self-testing device for COVID-19. And it promises to give results within 5 minutes! USA’s Food and Drug Administration has given the device emergency clearance for use during this global crisis. Subsequently, the manufacturers plan on producing 50,000 devices per day, starting next week. Abbott says that by...

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