05 Nov 2020

Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals

Greece, still recovering economically from a massive recession just a few years ago has now re-entered a lockdown to prevent the further spread of the second wave of COVID-19 infections. The nationwide lockdown will hopefully reduce the number of patients in hospitals to avoid unbearable pressure and overcrowding. Greek Prime

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02 Nov 2020

Ransomware Surge Imperils Hospitals as Pandemic Intensifies

Earlier this week, three US agencies released a warning claiming that there is an imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and health care providers amid the pandemic. The alert was issued on Wednesday and was accompanied by an online conference call between the CEOs of health care entities and the

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30 Oct 2020

U.S. faces record surge of coronavirus cases as election looms

A surge in coronavirus cases in the United States is seeing hospitals reaching capacity and nearly 1,000 deaths a day. 21 states on Thursday reported the highest number of daily hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The country’s attention is largely focussed on the presidential election,

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28 Oct 2020

Severe Covid-19 Cases Leave Lasting Effects, Including on Mental State

A recent report states that COVID-19 infections can have lasting effects on mental and physical health, with some medical industry professionals claiming that it may age brain capacity by up to a decade. Physical aftermath includes chest pain and heart inflammation, which don’t have any obvious connection to the symptoms

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26 Oct 2020

Australia’s coronavirus epicenter records no new cases as the US and Western Europe struggle to contain the pandemic

This week, Melbourne will be rid of its harsh lockdown measures after it became the epicenter of Australia’s COVID-19 epidemic. On Sunday, the Victoria state health department reported no new cases or deaths due to the infectious virus for the first time in over four months. Although restrictions on the

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26 Oct 2020

VA Piloting AI to Predict Mortality Rates of COVID-19 Patients

The Veterans Affairs Department is working on a new AI tool that could predict a COVID-19 patient’s prognosis and recommend the next steps based on risk factors such as pre-existing conditions, age, location, and other medical data. The healthcare industry has been overwhelmed by pandemic patients, causing hospital beds to

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26 Oct 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker Hit with Cyberattack, Data Breach

Russia’s COVID-19 “Sputinik V” vaccine contractor Dr. Reddy’s has been hit with a cyberattack causing it to temporarily close its plants and isolate its data centers. Dr. Reddy’s is a major genetics producer headquartered in India with plants across the world, including Brazil, Russia, the UK, and the US. The

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23 Oct 2020

Tens of millions across Europe brace for tough new restrictions as coronavirus cases soar

Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Europe, tens of millions are preparing to endure tougher restrictions enacted over the weekend. A two-week lockdown will occur in Wales, in which everybody is required by law to remain home except for essential travel. New restrictions are also in place as of this

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16 Oct 2020

U.S. coronavirus cases surpass eight million as infections spike nationwide

On Thursday, the US announced that the total COVID-19 cases within the country have surpassed 8 million, representing a 1 million raise in less than a month. The country has experienced a surge in cases since the beginning of the fall. Since last May, over 217,000 people have died due

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14 Oct 2020

New Europe restrictions imposed to fight second wave

In Europe, new waves of COVID-19 outbreaks have prompted several countries to re-consider imposing lockdown measures that were previously lifted. For example, the Czech Republic has shut down its schools and bars, while Dutch cafes and restaurants are set to close. France is considering imposing curfews while European governments struggle

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