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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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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Published 27.04.2020 12:00
UNICEF launched a global Multi-Religious Faith-in-Action Covid-19 Initiative.
The Initiative will be coordinated by the global partnership on Faith and Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities, including senior leaders of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions – Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Sikh, Zoroastrian and Indigenous spirituality. It calls upon all communities, together with governments…
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Published 26.04.2020 22:06
A new website teaches how not to touch your face.
It is called – predictably – Donottouchyourface.com. It uses a machine learning algorithm to recognise images of individuals when they touch their faces. Once trained, it alerts a person by shouting whenever they touch their face. The webcam watches a person while they use a computer, but developers say they…

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