When you read the news or listen to commentary on TV, it’s easy to presume that most of the COVID-19 cases are in big cities. In terms of absolute numbers, that’s true. However, if you scale the case count for local population size, a different picture emerges
We are writing a review on the two tracing apps / systems that the Philippine Government are using and mandating LGUs to use. These are Stay Safe and COVID-KAYA. Stay Safe was done Multisys and is being positioned as the official tracing app for IATF / NTF while COVID-KAYA is the official system being used by the Department of Health (DOH) and World Health Organization (WHO). We run Exodus a Privacy App that analyzes the permission of the application in Play Store. These permission are libraries that a developer access and use, the permission is then logged on a file which we call manifest.xml prior to submission to the app store for publishing.
With the focus fixed firmly on coronavirus, important and urgent issues in healthcare are going under the radar. In this weeks HSJ Health Check, we look at those things which are going unnoticed, or under-noticed. You can listen below, or subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all the other popular podcast platforms. Four of HSJs expert journalists Annabelle Collins, Rebecca Thomas, Matt Discombe and Dave West discuss issues including: NHS finances, including mental health trusts, unusually, missing their surplus target; The quality of care for covid-19 and other patients, with most independent inspections on hold; Persisting problems with medical consultants refusing to do extra work, due to pensions changes, as the elective waiting list grows
During this stressful and cooped-up time, dont let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.
Over the past three months, the World Bank Group has mounted the fastest crisis response in its history. We are now financing emergency operations in over 100 countries home to 70% of the global population. Join David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group as he discusses the path ahead for developing countries. What will a robust and resilient recovery look like? How can we promote economic growth, support the poorest, and sustain businesses and jobs?
In response to the spread of coronavirus disease, Japan declared a nationwide state of emergency. People’s lives and work were transformed, and many harbored deep uncertainty. The healthcare system and the economy face the most extreme conditions. While containing the spread of the virus and maintaining the medical system, how can the suddenly stagnant economy be sustained? Can Japan discover policies to break through these daunting challenges? This program, broadcast live on April 25, presents up-to-date information, as experts in epidemiology, medicine and economics discuss possible routes through the crisis.