Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
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The second study that tested a COVID-19 antibody has a setback – AlKhaleej Today
The second study that tested a COVID-19 antibody has a setback
For the second time, a study testing an experimental antibody drug for COVID-19 has been suspended to investigate a possible safety issue in hospitalized patients.Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Friday that independent observers had recommended that the most critically ill patients those who require intensive oxygen treatment or breathing apparatus be put on hold because of a potential safety issue and an adverse balance of risks and benefits. The study can continue to test the combination of…
Millions more face English virus restrictions as cases spiral | – Macau Business
International, MNA | Millions more people in northern England face stricter coronavirus rules next week, officials said Friday, as reports suggested the government…
Millions more people in northern England face stricter coronavirus rules next week, officials said Friday, as reports suggested the government is considering a nationwide lockdown.
From Monday, nearly 2.4 million residents in five districts of West Yorkshire, including in the city of Leeds, will be barred from socialising with other households indoors.
Pubs and bars not serving “substantial meals” must close, alongside casinos and betting shops, while people have also been told to avoid unnecessary…
Scientists develop AI model to treat asymptomatic COVID-19 patients – Micky News
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) build an AI model that can diagnose asymptomatic COVID-19 cases using handset-recorded coughs.
Experts in the US discovered that asymptomatic people might vary from salubrious people in the way they cough. A new artificial intelligence (AI) model can recognize and differentiate asymptomatic COVID-19 patients from healthy individuals. The results can be obtained through their cough records, which can be accessed and viewed in an application.
However, the quality of being different is not decipherable to the human ear. But it can be easily taken up by artificial intelligence. They added a statement.
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