One-Third of Finns Have Downloaded the Country’s New Covid-19 Tracking App

The Koronavilkku app (“Corona blinker”), released barely a week ago on iOS and Android, has already been downloaded over 1.8 million times. Finland’s total population is about 5.5 million people, national broadcaster Yle reported. The THL’s initial goal was to reach up to a million users in September.

Weekly Bytes | Apple’s eye-tracking technology, Microsoft ending Flash Player support and more

Microsoft to end Adobe Flash Player supportMicrosoft has announced that it’s ending support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 by the end of 2020. People using these browsers will not receive security update for Adobe Flash Player after December 2020. Beginning in January 2021, Adobe Flash Player will be disabled […]

More evidence coronavirus had spread to the West BEFORE China came clean: LA doctors find evidence it may have been circulating in US MONTHS earlier than first reported case

Critics claim: An investigation by the Sunday Times found a virus 96 per cent identical to the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 was found in an abandoned mine in China seven years ago. The bat-infested copper mine in Mojiang, western China, was home to a coronavirus that left six adult men sick with pneumonia and three of […]

AP fact check: Trump, GOP distort on health care, voting fraud

It’s a $1.5 trillion tax cut over 10 years. As a share of the total economy, a tax cut of that size ranks 12th, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 cut is the biggest, followed by the 1945 rollback of taxes that financed World War II.

The Latest: 111K ballots requested in May 12 election

The guidelines apply to a wide array of businesses from swimming pools to restaurants, hair salons to gyms, manufacturers and professional offices. Wisconsin’s current “safer at home” order closing most nonessential businesses remains in effect until May 26. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers seeking to undo the order.

Medicare for All faces big data, privacy, technology hurdles, says CBO

In other words, standards, data management, and patient privacy would be major discussion points before any implementation. The healthcare market currently has adopted electronic medical records to a large degree, but interoperability between health systems is an issue. Meanwhile, the Federal government has also had numerous IT challenges with its Department of Veterans Affairs health […]

How sports science is changing the way the London Marathon is run

Their faith in innovation is not misplaced. Man is irrefutably getting quicker. In 1896 the fastest time for a marathon stood at 2:58:50. Today the record, set by Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang in Berlin last year, is down to a jaw-dropping 2:03:23. Kipsang will be running in London in one of the most eagerly anticipated races […]

Retail clinics, apps change doctor-patient relationship

The shift began more than a decade ago and has accelerated in recent years, the result of technology and competition creating more convenient options for care that does not require an in-person doctor visit. Insurance reforms have also contributed by pushing patients to shop around for the best price.

Gyms, pools and salons to reopen shortly in England

Speaking at a press conference in Downing Street, Dowden said: “We pressed pause on many of the things that brighten our lives [in March] … but as we’ve made huge progress against this disease, we’ve gradually seen the things we love return. Normal life is slowly returning.”

Nutrition and the Budget’s fine print

Moving to POSHAN Abhiyaan, the National Nutrition Mission which is a major initiative to address malnutrition, had 72% of total expenditure going into “Information and Communication Technology enabled Real Time Monitoring for development and setting up Common Application Software and expenditure on components under behavioural change” according to Accountability Initiative. The focus of the bulk […]