Tag Archives: COVID19

Before and after COVID-19: How the world has changed in a year, in 37 photos

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada This month marks the one year anniversary of Canada swiftly moving into lockdown after the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic Author of the article: National Post Staff, The Canadian Press Article content On March 8, Canada recorded its first death from COVID-19, and just a… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

Google-boosted data platform Global.health enables new COVID-19 modeling

Some of the leading academic health research organizations in the world have built a new online data platform to offer researchers an array of new data tools to help study the COVID-19 pandemic – and hopefully prevent the next one. WHY IT MATTERSGlobal.health is billed as a “first of its kind” new data science initiative… Read More »

South Africans continued to receive ART during COVID-19 lockdown, but HIV testing and starting ART were impeded

The worst predictions of modelling studies concerning the impact of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown on HIV care appear not to have come true in South Africa. A study in The Lancet HIV shows that in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, antiretroviral therapy (ART) provision was maintained throughout. However, the lockdown negatively impacted HIV testing and the… Read More »