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Falling rates of COVID in university areas could be hiding a wider outbreak in cities

Falling rates of COVID in university areas could be hiding a wider outbreak in cities

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Falling rates of COVID-19 among students could be masking an underlying epidemic, research by Sky News has revealed.The Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said this week that Tier 3 restrictions were unnecessary because cases in the city were falling. Our analysis suggests that's true when looking at city-wide data. But in fact, the downward trend appears to be because of a sharp fall in cases in areas with a higher density of students. In other parts of the city, which are likely to have a greater proportion of elderly people at risk of more serious disease, cases are still rising.That will be a serious concern for hospitals that are increasingly stretched by the combination of COVID-19 and other winter illnesses. ...
iPhone 12 launch causes NHS Covid-19 app confusion

iPhone 12 launch causes NHS Covid-19 app confusion

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Why AI live fact-checked the 2020 US presidential debates

Why AI live fact-checked the 2020 US presidential debates

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Rashford’s free meal tweets made into Google map

Rashford’s free meal tweets made into Google map

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People told to self-isolate stopped from claiming £500 grant by flaw in contact tracing app

People told to self-isolate stopped from claiming £500 grant by flaw in contact tracing app

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People told to isolate by the contact-tracing app are not able to claim government financial support, Sky News has learned, raising fears that low-paid workers will be forced to choose between health and hardship.A leading poverty charity said the situation was "ridiculous" and Labour accused the government of putting families at risk of destitution. Workers with low incomes on benefits are entitled to receive £500 if they cannot work from home while they self-isolate.But a hidden flaw in the process for claiming the payment means they can only claim the support if they are given a code by a human contact tracer.Someone who tests positive for coronavirus and receives their result through the app can get the payment because they will be referred to NHS Test and Trace for manual contact trac