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India’s sudden drop in coronavirus cases has puzzled disease experts. Strict public-health measures and difficulty recording rural cases may have factored in.

India’s daily coronavirus cases have plummeted since September. The nation is now reporting just 8 daily cases per one million people, among the lowest per-capita rates in the world. Experts say the decline is puzzling. The difficulty of recording rural cases, combined with strict public-health measures, may offer some explanation. […]
India’s sudden drop in coronavirus cases has puzzled disease experts. Strict public-health measures and difficulty recording rural cases may have factored in.
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Top Democrats say Trump administration has ‘failed to disburse’ nearly $14 billion in testing and contact tracing funds, which were approved by Congress back in April

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Patty Murray claimed the Trump administration has been sitting on nearly $US14 billion designated to fund coronavirus testing and contact tracing. Schumer and Murray penned a letter Sunday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, demanding action be taken in distributing the […]
Top Democrats say Trump administration has ‘failed to disburse’ nearly $14 billion in testing and contact tracing funds, which were approved by Congress back in April
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Singapore will give residents wearable ‘tokens’ that track the people they interact with in a new effort to contain COVID-19

The Singapore government will start giving out wearable devices that use Bluetooth to track people’s interactions and slow the spread of COVID-19. The devices build on Singapore’s contact tracing smartphone app, TraceTogether, which also relied on Bluetooth data but encountered technical problems running on iPhones. The wearable devices are called […]
Singapore will give residents wearable ‘tokens’ that track the people they interact with in a new effort to contain COVID-19
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South Korea just flexed its contact-tracing power: After partiers with the coronavirus went to nightclubs, it found and tested 46,000 exposed people

South Korea successfully controlled its original coronavirus outbreak in just three weeks. After some infected partygoers spread the virus in several Seoul nightclubs in early May, South Korea saw another flare-up. The country was able to quickly control that second outbreak by finding more than 45,000 people connected to those […]
South Korea just flexed its contact-tracing power: After partiers with the coronavirus went to nightclubs, it found and tested 46,000 exposed people
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All 50 states are partially reopened, and a masked nation holds its breath

As of Wednesday, all 50 states have started to ease their lockdown measures. Connecticut became the last state to enter the first phase of reopening its economy. With more people out and about, the risk for a resurgence in novel coronavirus cases is significant. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
All 50 states are partially reopened, and a masked nation holds its breath
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Children ‘do transmit COVID-19’ to adults, says researcher whose report was ‘misunderstood’ as evidence that kids cannot spread coronavirus

Some news outlets reported that children cannot transmit COVID-19, based on a recently published review of 78 previous COVID-19 studies. One of the researchers issued a statement clarifying that children “almost certainly do transmit COVID-19.” The World Health Organisation has also cautioned against claims that children cannot transmit COVID-19, reminding […]
Children ‘do transmit COVID-19’ to adults, says researcher whose report was ‘misunderstood’ as evidence that kids cannot spread coronavirus
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‘Americans are right to be sceptical of this’: Coronavirus contact tracing could threaten privacy, employment, and health resources say some experts

Lawmakers and other experts warn that a surveillance system for tracing coronavirus exposure poses serious ethical and potentially legal problems. Earlier in April, Apple and Google announced a new smartphone application for contact tracing, which will be voluntary. But “Americans are right to be sceptical of this project,” said Sen. […]
‘Americans are right to be sceptical of this’: Coronavirus contact tracing could threaten privacy, employment, and health resources say some experts