How Covid Tracking Apps Are Pivoting for Commercial Profit

Spector sees this current version of the Zoe app as a giant citizen science project. Users can sign up to different studies, which involves answering questions through the app. Current studies include investigations into the gut microbiome, early signs of dementia, and the role of immune health in heart disease. Before the pandemic, recruiting hundreds … Read more

Welcome to the Great Reinfection

If you’re unfortunate enough to have had an intimate encounter with the dreaded Sars-CoV-2 virus, I’m afraid your dalliance with it might not have been your last. Get ready for round two (and three, and maybe four — maybe ad infinitum). Welcome to the Great Reinfection. In the early months of the pandemic, reinfections were … Read more

House Dems Propose $ 28 Million to Address Formula Shortage | Business News

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats unveiled a $ 28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday to address the shortening of infant formula in the United States. Tail. Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said the bill would help the Food and Drug Administration take important steps to … Read more

New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID relief money

THOMASVILLE, Ala. – A whole town celebrated in 2020 when, early in the coronavirus pandemic, Thomasville Regional Medical Center opened, offering state-of-the-art medicine that was previously unavailable in a poor, isolated part of Alabama. The timing for the ribbon-cutting seemed perfect: New treatment options would be available in an underserved area just as a global … Read more

Tourists, Rejoice! Italy, Greece Relax COVID-19 Restrictions | Business News

By NICOLE WINFIELD and DEMETRIS NELLAS, Associated Press ROME (AP) – For travelers heading to Europe, summer vacations just got a whole lot easier. Italy and Greece relaxed some COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday before Europe’s peak summer tourist season, in a sign that life was increasingly returning to normal. Greece’s civil aviation authority announced that … Read more