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A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19.

blog post image UNSDG | A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19. The five streams of work that constitute this package include: 1. ensuring that essential health services are still available and protecting health systems; 2. helping people cope with adversity, through social protection...

Show evidence that apps for COVID-19 contact-tracing are secure and effective

blog post image "Show evidence that apps for COVID-19 contact-tracing are secure and effective: Governments see coronavirus apps as key to releasing lockdowns. In exchange for people’s health data, they must promise to work together to develop the highest standards of safety and efficacy. Governments see coronavirus...

5 simple questions to ask clinical AI vendors before you buy

blog post image Blog: 5 simple questions to ask clinical AI vendors before you buy — Hardian Health: Learn the five key questions you need to ask AI vendors, giving you the low-down on common marketing misunderstandings, statistical obfuscation, and creative stretching of medical device regulation.

7 Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World

blog post image 1. Companies that traffic in digital services and e-commerce will make immediate and lasting gains 2. Remote work will become the default 3. Many jobs will be automated, and the rest will be made remote-capable 4. Telemedicine will become the new normal, signaling an explosion in med-tech innovation...

There will be no 'back to normal': COVID-19 will change the world permanently and profoundly. A summary of various - often

blog post image There will be no 'back to normal': COVID-19 will change the world permanently and profoundly. A summary of various - often opposing - views about how the world might change.

COVID-19 data from first 775 cases in ICU in UK

blog post image “This report contains data on all confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to ICNARC up to midnight on 26 March 2020 from critical care units participating in the Case Mix Programme (all NHS adult, general intensive care and combined intensive care/high dependency units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland,...

Imperial College's COVID-19 modelling

blog post image Report 9: Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand. "We show that in the UK and US context, suppression will minimally require a combination of social distancing of the entire population, home isolation of cases and household quarantine of their...

Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus (hCoV-19)

blog post image "This phylogeny shows evolutionary relationships of HCoV-19 viruses from the ongoing novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. All samples are still closely related with few mutations relative to a common ancestor, suggesting a shared common ancestor some time in Nov-Dec 2019. This indicates an initial human...

Informing pedagogical action: Aligning learning analytics with learning design.

blog post image "any user interaction behavior must be analyzed in the specific education context such as the learning design and course modality. An understanding of the learning design context is imperative for establishing accurate predictive models alongside pedagogical recommendations."...

Coronavirus COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 information

blog post image A collection of information sources for COVID-19. The NHS 111 online COVID-19 service. The first point of call for someone in the UK who thinks they have symptoms or have been exposed whilst travelling. The NHS Coronavirus COVID-19 information webpage. UK Government's Coronavirus action plan. Public...

Gene sleuths are tracking the coronavirus outbreak as it happens.

blog post image “Gene sleuths are tracking the coronavirus outbreak as it happens.” “By tracking mutations to the virus as it spreads, scientists are creating a family tree in nearly real time, which they say can help pinpoint how the infection is hopping between countries.” This demonstrates how the use of...

Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic

blog post image Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic: A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. “The idea of using predictive computer models for “in silico” screening is not new, but until now, these models were not sufficiently...

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case: Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport

blog post image Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case: Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.

Behaviour change: guide for local government and partners: This guide is for local government and partners such as the NHS,

blog post image Behaviour change: guide for local government and partners: This guide is for local government and partners such as the NHS, emergency services and third-sector to support people to have healthier behaviours.

We will end female genital mutilation only by backing frontline activists: From the Gambia to Kenya, FGM has been fought

blog post image We will end female genital mutilation only by backing frontline activists: From the Gambia to Kenya, FGM has been fought most successfully at grassroots level. The world must pay heed

NEJM Journal Watch: Summaries of and commentary on original medical and scientific articles from key medical journals

NEJM Journal Watch: Summaries of and commentary on original medical and scientific articles from key medical journals

Effectiveness and feasibility of a mindful leadership course for medical specialists: a pilot study: Medical specialists

blog post image Effectiveness and feasibility of a mindful leadership course for medical specialists: a pilot study: Medical specialists experience high levels of stress. This has an impact on their well-being, but also on quality of their leadership. In the current mixed method study, the feasibility and effectiveness...

Effects of a quasi-experimental study of using flipped classroom approach to teach evidence-based medicine to medical technology

blog post image Effects of a quasi-experimental study of using flipped classroom approach to teach evidence-based medicine to medical technology students: Flipped classroom is known to improve learning efficiency and to develop one’s ability to apply high-level knowledge. To investigate the effect of flipped classroom...

Influence Of Big Data On Millennials’ Career Prospects | Emerging Education Technologies

blog post image Influence Of Big Data On Millennials’ Career Prospects | Emerging Education Technologies

Plans for first all-electric bus town revealed: Local authorities can bid for the money to pay for a new fleet of up to

blog post image Plans for first all-electric bus town revealed: Local authorities can bid for the money to pay for a new fleet of up to 200 electric buses.