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US hospitals tell doctors they’ll be fired if they speak out online or go to press about lack of gear
US hospitals are threatening to fire health-care workers who publicise their working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic – and have in some cases followed through.
As the coronavirus outbreak forced classes online, Boston Public Schools ordered 20,000 laptops and had them in hand in four days.
In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as a setting for the movie On Golden Pond, broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports.
Video conferencing app Zoom, which has seen its popularity skyrocket in the coronavirus pandemic, is in hot water after users complained to the FBI of being startled by porn during meetings.
Covid-19: New AI tool can help pinpoint most vulnerable patients, says joint Chinese-US development team
This tool can determine risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome, the fluid build-up in the lungs, with up to 80% accuracy. Doctors can use the tool to assess which patients need beds and who can safely go home, as hospital resources are stretched thin in many countries.
Doctors and their families face their own set of struggles during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the medical professionals run the constant risk of being infected while performing their duties.
Location-based mobile game Pokémon Go is to use step counts and remote group events as part of adaptation to widespread quarantining, while estimated weekly revenues have already risen sharply.
MONTREAL (Reuters) - With more than half of Canada's coronavirus cases, Quebec has become the country's epicentre for the pandemic and could run out of some equipment in a week after missing an early opportunity to control the outbreak.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When the Chilean government announced a total quarantine last week for the wealthy eastern areas of capital Santiago where cases of coronavirus were most prevalent, Maria De Leon, a 31-year-old nanny, was presented with an unenviable choice.