Health app myGP adds Covid-19 vaccine passport function

CROCOTHERY – stock.adobe.com The new feature is described as the UK’s first NHS-assured Covid-19 certification feature By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 21 Apr 2021 0:02 The developers of the NHS-linked myGP mobile healthcare management app are to introduce a vaccination certification feature – cooked up alongside V-Health Passports – designed to enable Apple iPhone…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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