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New Zealand could pull off bold goal of eliminating virus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — While most countries are working on ways to contain the coronavirus, New Zealand has set itself a much more ambitious goal: eliminating it altogether. And experts believe the country could pull it off. The virus “doesn’t have superpowers,” said Helen Petousis-Harris, a vaccine expert at the University of Auckland. “Once transmission… Read More »

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 »

The Nation’s 5,000 Outpatient Surgery Centers Could Help With The COVID-19 Overflow

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, a group of anesthesiologists wants to convert America’s surgery centers into critical care units for infected patients. Many of the country’s more than 5,000 outpatient surgery centers have closed or sharply cut back on the… Read More »