Pulse oximeters — matchbox-sized devices that clip over the fingertip or ear — measure the amount of oxygen being carried around the body. One side of the clip emits beams of light, which pass through the finger to a sensor on the other side of the battery-powered unit, to give a quick readout of how well the heart and lungs are working. They can cost less than £20 online and from shops including Argos. … [Read more...] about The £20 gadget that keeps an eye on your lungs: Could device that measures blood oxygen levels be a lifesaver during the coronavirus pandemic?
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'We took pride in what we did, we were the only ones there for these people. Just always intrigued me that there were so many stories. We didn't know this person, we didn't see them. We always wondered was this person serving coffee? Were they a janitor in a building? What did this person do in life that they ultimately wound up here alone. … [Read more...] about Drone footage captures prisoners digging graves in hazmat suits on Hart Island as NYC eyes it as a mass temporary burial site for coronavirus victims after 437 die in a day, bringing city death toll to 3,485
Associate professor of political science at Sodertorn University in Stockholm, Nicholas Aylott, chimed in saying Sweden's strategy had been in part rooted in a national 'exceptionalism' - a younger and healthier population than other European countries. … [Read more...] about Sweden suffers its biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths after PM warned of thousands more victims: 76 more people die taking total to 477 amid backlash at government’s refusal to order a lockdown
China had 32 new infections by Monday, against 39 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said, and for the first time since the country began publishing national data in late January, Wuhan recorded no new deaths, joining the rest of mainland China, which has recorded none since 31 March. … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Europe toll passes 50,000 as Japan declares emergency
Nearly 30 years later Denis immortalised another street, this time featuring a row of terraced houses in Salford which were due to be demolished. Dispatched to illustrate the story, he again found a raised vantage point giving him a symmetrical view of the cobbles which provided a shimmering backdrop after shower. Once in place Denis realised there was a vital missing ingredient. “I’d often spend hours waiting for people to walk into many of my pictures.” The woman in Salford was no exception. “I had an idea with the rainy street but I couldn’t let it go like that. Because the homes were empty there’s no cars and no clutter but it had to have someone in it. When the woman and her children are added it just springs out, it takes on a whole new life. In my mind I could see the picture I wanted but then I had to spend all day waiting. Nobody ever insisted I stand there all day but I saw the potential and thought it was worth persevering.” … [Read more...] about Silhouetto: the visual appeal of tiny figures – a photo essay