COVID-19

    • A ring could predict COVID-19 symptoms 3 days in advance

      A ring could predict COVID-19 symptoms 3 days in advance

      Coronavirus symptoms can now be predicted in advance using biometrics, including data from Oura ring. According to Techcrunch's latest report, a platform was developed by a team of researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI), together with the staff of Oura Health and WVU's Medicine department. The researchers claimed that it can be used to predict COVID-19 symptoms in healthy people, three days in advance. 

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    • Three ways COVID-19 will cause economic divergence in Europe

      Three ways COVID-19 will cause economic divergence in Europe

      By agreeing a proposal for a €500bn EU recovery fund with Emmanuel Macron on May 18th, Angela Merkel broke two rules of Germany’s EU policy: that there should be no common borrowing and no transfer union beyond the existing EU budget. The Franco-German proposal could be a historic step towards more fiscal integration in the EU, but the Northern European ‘frugals’, led by the Netherlands, will have to be persuaded not to whittle down the size of the transfers.

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    • Robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

      Robot swabs patients’ throats for Covid-19

      In just four weeks, a team of robotics researchers from the University of Southern Denmark has succeeded in developing the world’s first fully automatic swab robot, able to test patients for Covid-19. It will be deployed for work by late June, news wires reported.

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    • Lufthansa agrees €9bn bailout with German government

      Lufthansa agrees €9bn bailout with German government

      The German government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, Germany’s flagship carrier announced on Monday. The €9bn ($9.80bn) stabilisation package has been already approved by Lufthansa's Executive Board, though the bailout still need consent from shareholders as well as the European Commission.

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    • UK PM Johnson resists calls to sack adviser over lockdown breach

      UK PM Johnson resists calls to sack adviser over lockdown breach

      British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack adviser Dominic Cummings after he traveled 400 km to northern England while his wife showed COVID-19 symptoms. According to the Guardian and the Mirror newspapers, Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union during the Brexit referendum, had travelled from London to his parents' home in County Durham while he had coronavirus symptoms.

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