Category: Health

US virus tracking: A patchwork of apps, human tracers

WASHINGTON — Digital or manual? Bluetooth or GPS? Centralized or decentralized? Efforts in the United States to track the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus — known as contact tracing — have become a patchwork based on differing approaches to technology and civil liberties. ADVERTISEMENT Some US governors have shunned digital tracing efforts, instead hiring […]

In Visayas, youth leaders help local communities better discern COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines — As misinformation and disinformation on COVID-19 spread at an alarming rate, a network of youth organizations in the Visayas region in the central Philippines has beefed up efforts to help local communities better understand the escalating pandemic. Young leaders of the Visayan Youth Matters group in Cebu province have launched “EdukAKSYON Kontra […]

China reports no new virus cases for the first time

People wearing protective face mask walk under their umbrellas as it rains in Shenzhen in China’s southern Guangdong province on May 22, 2020, as the nation moves slowly into normality following the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP) BEIJING — China on Saturday reported zero new coronavirus infections for the first […]

‘Overpriced’ virus tests: Duterte wants answers

President Rodrigo Duterte wants an investigation of the allegedly overpriced COVID-19 tests to be paid by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), which a Senate inquiry had uncovered. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Mr. Duterte was “bothered” by the price difference between the testing costs cited by PhilHealth and the private sector. ADVERTISEMENT The alleged […]

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