What are the latest developments around the world? Italy remains the worst affected country in the world. Tuesday's figures show the official death toll rose by 837 deaths to 12,428, more than the 812 recorded on Monday. The number of new infections was 2,107, which was higher than the previous day, but a marked decline on numbers a few days ago. France has recorded 499 new hospital deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,523. This is the highest daily rise in such deaths in France since the outbreak began A 12-year-old girl has died in Belgium. She is thought to be the youngest Covid-19 victim in Europe. In total Belgium has lost 705 people in the outbreak In the UK a 13-year-old boy from south London died in hospital on Monday In Russia, lawmakers have passed an "anti-virus" package of laws including up to seven years in prison for serious violations of quarantine rulesIn India, the authorities are searching for hundreds of people who attended a religious event in the … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Greatest test since World War Two, says UN chief
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"We need to say goodbye to our concepts of data security," says Tobias Gantner, CEO at HealthCare Futurists. "Look at the development of acoustic biomarkers where, from voice snippets, you can detect a predisposition for Parkinson's or depression. Data security is something for healthy people. If you are at risk, the odds change rapidly, you become in favor of sharing or donating data." … [Read more...] about What do futurists imagine for the post-coronavirus-pandemic world?
The event has benefited from support from programmes such as Santander Universities, which funds 11 of the competing teams as part of its work to inspire the next generation of engineers, encourage the study of STEM subjects and diversity in the field. … [Read more...] about Jenson Button calls for more women engineers to enter F1 motoring industry
And there were the politics. America, she told a bewildered LA Weekly magazine last month, is the heart of 'a ruthless, greedy empire'. As Joseph McCarthy realised, radical politics in Hollywood is part of the movie industry's DNA and, as McCarthy failed to see, produced some of its finest work over the decades. But it can be odd to sip champagne served by Hispanic valets, behind the hydraulic gates of some mansion, listening to the beautiful people complain about how the Democrat or Labour parties sold out to capitalism. … [Read more...] about Reluctant darling of the film world
Swab testing in Public Health England and NHS labsUsing commercial partners, including universities and private businesses, to establish more swab testingIntroducing antibody blood tests to determine whether people have had COVID-19Surveillance to determine the rate of infection and how it is spreading across the countryBuild an "at-scale" diagnostics industry to reach 100,000 tests by end of April. Testing NHS staff is seen as vital as the epidemic approaches its peak in the UK. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: NHS staff queue up for COVID-19 tests at IKEA and Chessington World of Adventures