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People with COVID-19 symptoms more than double number who tested positive, app shows

People with COVID-19 symptoms more than double number who tested positive, app shows

Technology
More than 370,000 people in the UK have symptomatic COVID-19, according to an app tracking the virus "in real time".Professor Tim Spector, head of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, said the COVID symptom tracker, which has been downloaded by nearly 2.7 million people, is generating an "unprecedented" amount of data about the disease in the community. The figures from the app are more than double the 148,377 who have tested positive, according to the Department of Health's official numbers. Image: The COVID symptom tracker is generating an 'unprecedented' amount of data about the disease in the community. File pic Those behind the tracker app say it is the largest community monitoring of COVID in the world and it could the...
People with COVID-19 symptoms more than double number who tested postive, app shows

People with COVID-19 symptoms more than double number who tested postive, app shows

Technology
More than 370,000 people in the UK have symptomatic COVID-19, according to an app tracking the virus "in real time".Professor Tim Spector, head of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, said the COVID symptom tracker, which has been downloaded by nearly 2.7 million people, is generating an "unprecedented" amount of data about the disease in the community. The figures from the app are more than double the 148,377 who have tested positive, according to the Department of Health's official numbers. Image: The COVID symptom tracker is generating an 'unprecedented' amount of data about the disease in the community. File pic Those behind the tracker app say it is the largest community monitoring of COVID in the world and it could the...
Watch: Twice shows highs, lows in ‘Seize the Light’ special trailer

Watch: Twice shows highs, lows in ‘Seize the Light’ special trailer

Entertainment
April 16 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Twice is giving a glimpse of its Twice: Seize the Light docuseries. The K-pop stars shared a special trailer for the new YouTube Originals series Thursday. The emotional preview shows highs and lows from Twice's time as a group. The trailer alludes to Mina's hiatus from the group. "Sacrifice... and overcoming the unexpected. How 9 became one as Twice," text in the video reads. Twice released an official trailer for the docuseries Monday featuring behind-the-scenes footage and performances from its 2019 Twicelights world tour. The series explores the successes and challenges that Twice experienced during the tour. The Twicelights tour started in Seoul in May 2019 and ended in Japan in February. The tour was Twice's first to include North American ...
New drug shows promise for pneumonia caused by COVID-19, study finds

New drug shows promise for pneumonia caused by COVID-19, study finds

Health
April 6 (UPI) -- Researchers may have identified a new drug that can reduce the lung damage associated with COVID-19. The antiviral EIDD-2801 was effective in mice at preventing severe pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus, which has likely been a key driver of serious disease and death in some of those infected, according to findings published Monday in the journal Science Translation Medicine. The drug has now finished testing in mice and will begin human clinical trials later this spring, the authors said. "This new drug not only has high potential for treating COVID-19 patients, but also appears effective for the treatment of other serious coronavirus infections," co-author Ralph Baric, professor of epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, said in s...
Coronavirus: ‘Not smart’ memo shows Amazon’s union stance

Coronavirus: ‘Not smart’ memo shows Amazon’s union stance

Technology
Leaked notes from an internal Amazon meeting throw light on how executives are dealing with increased worker unrest during the Covid-19 crisis.A lawyer suggested focusing on a sacked worker, who had organised a protest about safety in his New York warehouse.Christian Smalls was described as "not smart, or articulate."He should be the story, rather than the wider questions about conditions, the lawyer said.According to the memo, seen by technology news website Vice and not disputed by Amazon, general counsel David Zapolsky advised: "He is not smart, or articulate and to the extent the press wants to focus on us versus him, we will be in a much stronger PR position than simply explaining for the umpteenth time how we're trying to p...