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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…
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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,…
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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Published 18.05.2020 11:28
Worldwide, there were 118 Covid-19 vaccines candidates In May, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
On May 15, the WHO draft landscape of Covid-19 vaccines included eight vaccines in clinical evaluation and 110 candidates in preclinical evaluation. The most advanced vaccines candidates in clinical development (phase 2) are a vaccine from China’s CanSino Biological Inc/and Beijing Institute of Biotechnology and a vaccine from US’ Moderna/NIAID.
Lockdown,
Published 27.05.2020 17:11
Google and Facebook employees can work from home for the rest of 2020.
Google originally said it would keep its work from home policy until 1 June, but is extending it for seven more months. Facebook said it would reopen its offices on 6 July as coronavirus lockdowns are gradually lifted. Previously, Amazon and Microsoft also extended its work from home policy, offering…
Inclusion, ,
Published 27.04.2020 13:32
In the US, Global Citizen platform organised a global livestream concert.
The full eight-hour event was organised together with singer Lady Gaga. It featured more than 70 celebrities and essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic, including Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney. During the event more than $150 million were raised for the…
Health,
Published 27.04.2020 12:10
China and the US developed the first three coronavirus vaccine candidates.
The World Health Organization announced that there were 70 potential coronavirus vaccines in development worldwide and three vaccine candidates in the clinical testing phase in mid-April. One of them is an experimental vaccine developed by Beijing Institute of Biotechnology and CanSino Biologics Inc., a Chinese biotech firm that already worked…

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