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Inclusion,
Published 27.06.2020 13:49
A new social movement Pandemic of Love is helping connect those who need help with those who can help.
In South Florida, local mindfulness teacher Shelly Tygielski launched her Pandemic of Love after seeing people around her losing their jobs. It started with a video on Instagram in which she announced a website that would connect those with a need due to loss of income with those who are…
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 10:48
Johns Hopkins is offering a free online course in psychological first aid.
This is to help people become better mental health supporters. It is taught by psychologist George S. Everly, PhD who teaches students his RAPID model for dealing with emergency mental health situations. More than 200,000 people have already enrolled in the course.
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 08:47
Many major airlines cut in-flight alcohol to stop the coronavirus spread.
One way the virus spreads is through points of contact with contaminated surfaces, meaning it could be transmitted through straws, cups and liquid containers. In the US, Delta is only serving bottled water. American Airlines is only offering alcohol on international flights. Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia are currently not…
Health, , ,
Published 16.06.2020 07:53
Worldwide, there are 136 Covid-19 vaccines in development in June.
Among them, there are 10 candidate vaccines in clinical evaluation, including one by the University of Oxford (UK), in phase 2b/3, which means running large scale efficacy tests and Casino Biological/Beijing Insititute of Biotecnic (China), in phase 2, meaning running expanded safety trials and one by Moderna/NIAID (US), which is…
Health, Lockdown,
Published 24.06.2020 10:55
Two studies published by scientists concluded that millions of lives have been saved thanks to large-scale interventions during the pandemic.
According to the Imperial study, European lockdowns helped to prevent more than 3.1 million deaths. The Berkeley study, which examined infection rates and lockdown measures in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, and the US, found that local and national interventions prevented more than 530 million cases. Both of these…
Inclusion,
Published 11.06.2020 14:03
Google Maps is updating Covid-19 transit alerts in several countries as of June.
Google is offering information about mandatory precautions in some areas such as wearing a mask or if a transit line is temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. Google launched this new service in June in some countries such as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, France, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand,…
Lockdown, ,
Published 01.06.2020 13:45
Worldwide, teeneagers from student news organizations are reporting stories on how young people are living the pandemic through the Teenage Reporting Project COVID-19 platform.
The initiative was launched by the Global Youth and News Media Prize and it is supported by the France-based outlet News Decoder. The young reporters aim to help their peers telling stories about the pandemic, voices usually excluded from general media. Teens from 11 student news organizations on four continents…
Lockdown,
Published 03.06.2020 12:51
Campaign group launches online pub, the Red (On)Lion, to allow beer lovers from around the world to get together.
The Red (On)Lion is a video platform where anyone can join the public bar for a chat over a beer or book a table to set up video conferencing for up to four participants. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched it to tackle self-isolation. They are planning to…
Health,
Published 02.06.2020 16:21
Text For Humanity lets people send uplifting texts to support healthcare workers.
They can return the message back. A messaging service called Text for Humanity was created by cloud communications service Sinch in partnership with Mental Health America charity. In fact, it was launched in January to combat online negativity and promote the sharing of positive messages between strangers, as the website…
Health,
Published 21.05.2020 10:00
Apple and Google released smartphone software to notify users of a possible Covid-19 exposure.
This technology would allow governments to build apps for notifying people if they have been near someone who could be infected. It uses bluetooth wireless technology to detect if a person with the app was near someone who tests positive later. It was launched on May 20. The unprecedented collaboration…

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