Tech firms deploy Bluetooth chips for coronavirus contact tracing in office

Technology companies are developing their own contact tracing systems to help prevent coronavirus outbreaks in their offices as countries begin to ease lockdown measures and a return to the workplace is in the offing.
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A commenter asks why people don't count death certificates to determine the actual number of deaths above the norm, since we can't trust the reported Covid-19 deaths. Well, people have done this, and it's pretty disturbing. Researchers who did this in Italy found the actual number of excess deaths to be twice the reported rate. In New York and New Jersey, the excess is at least 50%. This can happen because many deaths are not attributed to Covid-19, whether because they are attributed to influenza or pneumonia in the absence of testing, or because the virus can cause symptoms such as stroke and kidney failure, which is jus...
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Coronavirus cases are dropping in much of Asia even as the outbreak surges in Latin America while the world grapples with balancing the urge to restart economies with fears about health risks
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Coronavirus cases are dropping in much of Asia, even as the outbreak surges in Latin America  while the world grappled with balancing the urge to restart economies with fears about health risks
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Thailand on Saturday reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing the country's total to 3,040 confirmed cases and 56 fatalities since the outbreak started in January.
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Mexico's government said on Friday it had the coronavirus outbreak under control even as the country becomes one of the global hotspots for the pandemic.
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Baljit Singh, Rakesh Garg, S S C Chakra Rao, Syed M Ahmed, JV Divatia, TV Ramakrishnan, Lalit Mehdiratta, Muralidhar Joshi, Naveen Malhotra, Sukhminder Jit Singh BajwaIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 64(14):91-96 Management of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) remains challenging. The challenges are not only limited to its preventive strategies, but also extend to curative treatment, and are amplified during the management of critically ill patients with COVID-19. Older persons with comorbidities like diabetes mellitu...
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Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Georgia, where he had lunch with Gov. Brian Kemp at a cafe that reopened despite the coronavirus outbreak
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