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COVID-19 contact tracing: Canadian company says authorities not interested in app that could help with virus

The international consensus is growing: one of the keys to containing the COVID-19 pandemic and reviving a comatose world economy is a novel type of technology. Daniel Leung says his mostly Canadian company, LivNao, has a ready-to-use version of the concept: a smartphone app designed to automatically identify those who have been in contact with… Read More »

Hospital costs to treat uninsured COVID-19 patients could top $40B

Dive Brief: The Trump administration’s plan to use the $ 100 billion in emergency COVID-19 funding approved March 27 to pay hospitals for treating the uninsured could take up as much as 40% of that funding, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Treating the uninsured for symptoms of the disease… Read More »

Why Employee Sick Leave is Important

As many of us are engaging in social distancing, we are starting to recognize the importance of having time to rest and recover away from work when not feeling well. Unfortunately, many individuals don’t always have the luxury of taking time off when they’re feeling ill, and this can further spread illness to others while… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

What to know about a swollen scrotum

Scrotal swelling refers to swelling of the scrotum. The scrotum is the sac of skin that holds the testicles. Sometimes, scrotal swelling may affect the entire scrotum. At other times, there may be swollen lumps on one or both sides of the scrotum. Scrotal swelling may be painless or very painful. Although it can be… Read More »