"It must not be possible for governments or commercial providers [of contact tracing apps] to obtain the 'social graph' of individuals," says Horten. "The social graph of a contact tracing app would reveal not only data about people the user knows, or those with whom they have had contact, but it could also [be] people they have just been near. This would be overly intrusive and is not necessary for the purpose of addressing the public health emergency." … [Read more...] about What’s the harm in Zoom schooling or contact tracing?
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“Already, tourism, food service, apparel and education industries are suffering gravely. The situation is more severe for companies and managers who have taken risks and made upfront investments. It is time to reconsider the true risks posed by the pandemic.” … [Read more...] about Political scientist argues country has gone too far with COVID-19 restrictions
She says they faced a lot of problems during the lockdown as they had no money to pay the rent to their landlord. Finally, they decided to return to their village. They asked a truck driver to drop them to their home. The truck driver demanded 6000 rupees. Unable, to afford to cost of travelling, she decided to ride the bicycle while carrying her father. She says, "My father was not ready to let me ride the bicycle but somehow I convinced him. We had no money to live or eat. Staying in Gurugram without any work and money was getting difficult for us. We had to stay hungry for two days. However, some people offered us food and help during the journey. We somehow managed to reach our village." … [Read more...] about 15 YO Girl From Bihar Who Cycled For 1,200 KM To Carry Her Father Will Receive Training At CFI
Germany reported just 3,029 deaths in "communal establishments," including care homes, among 8,090 total coronavirus deaths as of May 20, or 37.3% -- lower than many Western countries despite Germany including homeless shelters, refugee centers and prisons in the same category. This was thanks to widespread testing, boosting wages for care workers and giving detailed guidance, including recommending establishing separate zones in homes, according to a recent analysis published by LTCcovid. … [Read more...] about The world sacrificed its elderly in the race to protect hospitals. The result was a catastrophe in care homes
A survey by YoungMinds has shown that the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound effect on young people with existing mental health conditions. Although they understood the need for the measures taken in response to the virus, the report says, this did not lessen the impact. Many of those who took part in the survey reported increased anxiety, problems with sleep, panic attacks or more frequent urges to self-harm. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: ‘It’s just anxiety, anxiety, anxiety’