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Covid-19 news: Health experts say UK contact tracing not robust enough

  • The NHS Test and Trace programme is not robust enough to support the UK government’s easing of coronavirus restrictions and prevent a resurgence of virus cases, according to an article published yesterday by the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), a body that represents public health directors, specialists who oversee public health activities in UK local authorities.
  • Coronavirus: The science of a pandemic: As the death toll from covid-19 rises, discover how researchers around the world are racing to understand the virus and prevent future outbreaks in our free online panel discussion.
  • The number of passengers arriving in the UK by plane in April was 99 per cent lower than it was in the same month last year, according to a Home Office report published today.

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Trump refuses to release economic update amid virus losses

  • Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as traders worry that trade tensions could flare again with China and as protests spread across the US against police brutality, potentially threatening more outbreaks of the coronavirus.
  • The White House has taken the unusual step of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast as planned this year, a fresh sign of the administration's anxiety about how the coronavirus has ravaged the nation just months before the election.
  • The decision, which was confirmed Thursday by a senior administration official who was not authorised to publicly comment on the plan, came amid intensifying signals of the pandemic's grim economic toll.
  • But the delay of the updated midyear economic forecast, typically released in July or August, was an indication that the administration doesn't want to bring attention to the pandemic's impact anytime soon.

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What you need to know about coronavirus on Saturday, May 30

  • Protests erupted overnight in at least 20 American cities, with large crowds demonstrating against police brutality despite the coronavirus threat.
  • US health officials have warned people to avoid mass gatherings as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases keeps rising.
  • Rather than trying to halt them, officials like the mayors of New York City and Louisville, Kentucky, are urging people to protest with the virus in mind.
  • And organizers of a New York City demonstration yesterday asked people to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
  • The country of 97 million people has not reported a single coronavirus-related death, despite its long border with China.
  • President Donald Trump announced yesterday that the US will cut ties with the World Health Organization, a move he has threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Simulating dead bodies could help calculate an accurate time of death

  • At the moment, we often use simple temperature measurements to determine when someone died, but a new mathematical model could provide more accurate answers.
  • This provides an estimate of how much the temperature of the body has changed since death, which can be used to calculate the elapsed time.
  • Aalders and his team tested their method on four deceased subjects who had donated their bodies to research, with time since death ranging from 5 to 50 hours.
  • The group compared its estimates with those produced using the standard and most widely used method to determine death at crime scenes, which relies on measurements of rectal body temperature.
  • The team found that the model was within 38 minutes of the true time elapsed since death, whereas the standard method gives estimates within 3 to 7 hours for the post-mortem interval (PMI).

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Terence Corcoran: The real story of long-term-care COVID-19 deaths

  • The mud-slinging attacks on long-term care operators seems to be reaching a peak, leaving the unstated but obvious implication that the operators of these homes and care facilities are somehow responsible for the COVID-19 deaths of thousands of elderly Canadians.
  • The release this week of the Canadian military’s findings in a few long-term care homes in Ontario and Quebec has been seized upon as the final piece of supposedly compelling evidence of a mismanaged industry associated with up to 80 per cent of Canada’s 6,700 coronavirus deaths.
  • Instead, as the elderly death toll began to climb upward in long-term-care facilities, Ottawa and the provinces proceeded to lock down the lives of millennials in downtown Toronto and Vancouver and distribute hundreds of billions all over the economy to compensate.

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Watch the entire CNN coronavirus town hall

  • Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead for the Covid-19 response at the World Health Organization, and Dr. Leana Wen joined CNN's coronavirus town hall to explain how coronavirus can be transmitted.
  • CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how you can protect yourself while eating out at a restaurant as the country continues to reopen.
  • Actress Taraji P.
  • Henson joins CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss her mental health program aimed at helping those suffering during the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on the African American community.
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta ends the CNN global coronavirus town hall with a message that many coronavirus-related deaths could have been prevented, noting countries with lower death tolls.

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Covid-19 news: England test and trace system not 'fully operational'

  • There have been more than 100,000 deaths from covid-19 in the US since the outbreak began, according to Johns Hopkins University, the largest number of any country.
  • The figure is down slightly from 148,000 between 27 April and 10 May. UK health minister Matt Hancock responded today to a letter from the UK Statistics Authority to clarify that the government’s target of 200,000 coronavirus tests per day by Sunday doesn’t refer to the number of tests actually performed.
  • The number of passengers arriving in the UK by plane in April was 99 per cent lower than it was in the same month last year, according to a Home Office report published today.
  • Coronavirus: The science of a pandemic: As the death toll from covid-19 rises, discover how researchers around the world are racing to understand the virus and prevent future outbreaks in our free online panel discussion.

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Trump tweets condolences for 100,000 dead from coronavirus amid morning tweetstorm

  • Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump expressed his condolences Thursday morning to the American victims of the coronavirus pandemic, a day after the US officially reached 100,000 dead and amid a morning tweetstorm in which he tweeted and retweeted political insults and criticisms.
  • The President has regularly downplayed the carnage and ongoing dangers of the pandemic in his eagerness to reopen the country, repeatedly revised his projections of the death toll and tried instead to suggest that the loss of life would have reached into the millions had it not been for actions taken by his administration.
  • According the Trump's public schedule, the President is not scheduled to participate in any coronavirus-related meetings on Thursday.
  • Trump's public schedule indicates that the President wasn't scheduled to attend any task force meetings this week.

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How tech is defying death and turning our loved ones into Alexa-powered chatbots

  • No, I’m not talking about that episode of Black Mirror, I’m talking about HereAfter, a conversational AI platform that creates interactive, life-story sharing chatbots, accessible through Amazon Alexa with the actual recorded voice of a loved one.
  • In 2016, James Vlahos, the CEO of HereAfter, created ‘Dadbot,’ — an interactive text-based chatbot of Vlahos’ late father — after his father was diagnosed with lung cancer, and later died.
  • Vlahos worked to keep the essence of who his father was alive by recording his dad’s life story over several months.
  • While the idea of all your loved ones being around forever may sound inviting, if there’s one sure thing about life, it’s that once it’s over, it’s over.
  • When making the decision to have someone live forever, be that in your Amazon Alexa or in chatbot-form, all their traits should be included to make sure it’s the most authentic-sounding version of who they really were.

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