Families of Covid victims in Italy take government to court

Claudio Lavanga6h ago / 4:21 PM UTCROME — Five hundred families of coronavirus victims are taking legal action against Italy’s regional and national governments, whom they deem responsible for a series of omissions, mistakes and delays during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.The families say the national government and regional authorities in the hard-hit Lombardy region were…

Despite Covid-19 eviction ban, tenants still being thrown out

Gretchen Morgenson, Adiel Kaplan and Leticia Miranda17h ago / 4:14 AM UTCThe Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium was supposed to protect renters in all 50 states through the end of the year. Keeping Covid-affected renters in their apartments, the CDC said, would reduce the potential for virus transmission likely to occur as…

COVID-19 vaccine distribution algorithms may cement health care inequalities

Earlier this month, following the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration’s emergency approval, the federal government began distributing doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to health systems throughout the country. With Moderna’s vaccine to follow, the Trump administration aims to deliver the first shots to 20 million people by year’s end. But shipments must be prioritized…

Some Covid patients may need heart damage tests before exercising again

With Covid-19 linked to heart muscle inflammation known as myocarditis, doctors are concerned about patients returning to physical activity safely. Exercising with myocarditis can lead to irregular heartbeats and sudden cardiac death, a well-documented worry with athletes.But which people who’ve had Covid-19 are at risk? And who should be screened with a battery of heart…

COVID-19 antibodies may fade faster in men than women

In the global effort to overcome COVID-19, much scientific and medical attention has focused on the ability of our immune system to generate antibodies. Antibodies are one of our body’s main weapons against viruses, created to recognize specific proteins on a virus’s surface and initiate processes that ultimately neutralize and remove the virus. We know that…

Trust in Covid Vaccines Grows, Planning Begins, and More News

Trust in vaccines grows slightly, distribution faces challenges, and legislators plan for the next stage. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here!HeadlinesTrust builds as mRNA vaccines may soon be available in the USWith the news that Moderna has applied for emergency use authorization for…

Covid-19 crisis has speeded up contact centre digital transformation

Pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in many business sectors, including contact centres such as those of the University of Huddersfield and UK Power Networks By Cath Everett Published: 01 Dec 2020 The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the contact centre market has been dramatic. According to Leigh Hopwood, chief executive of the Call Centre…