Tag Archives: COVID19

VCI member orgs plan verifiable COVID-19 vaccine credentials next month

The 300-plus members of the Vaccination Credential Initiative announced earlier this month that the verifiable, interoperable vaccination record technology they’ve been working on since January should be generally available in May. WHY IT MATTERS“Effective vaccination credentials – don’t call them vaccine passports – depend on an equitable and privacy-preserving approach to verifiable data sharing –… Read More »

COVID-19 and hearing loss: What we know

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has now been linked to many long-term complications, including heart damage, lung damage and neurological disorders. One emerging area of research is whether hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can result from coronavirus infection—either as a symptom or as a complication days or weeks later. We do know that many different types… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

Houston mayor Sylvester Turner addresses diversity and inclusion efforts in COVID-19 fight

Loading the player… Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said cities need to do more to change systemic inequities that have become exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and pointed to his city’s COVID-19 relief programs for businesses that target historically underresourced areas.  Speaking at one of UC Berkeley’s events featuring Black mayors on Tuesday, Turner called the… Read More »

Coronavirus new strain: Five signs you have a COVID-19 headache – ‘pulsing, stabbing’

Data analysed from the ZOE COVID Symptom Study app, which has pooled together insights from millions of users throughout the pandemic, has shown that a headache can be a symptom of COVID-19. The team behind the app have outlined ways to spot a Covid-induced headache, detailing what it feels like. According to the team, even… Read More »