University of Melbourne automates emergency coronavirus payments – Finance – Projects – Software- Tempemail

The University of Melbourne has saved over 4500 hours of work by automating much of its emergency financial aid program introduced to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 4000 students have successfully applied for grants so far, which were introduced when remote work was fast becoming the norm Continue Reading

Sunak expands £500m fund for UK startups hit by coronavirus | Technology

The chancellor is expanding a £500m fund for UK startups hit by the coronavirus crisis, to ensure firms that shifted their headquarters abroad can still access the scheme. The Future Fund will now benefit companies that are seen as British in all but name, having moved their parent company to Continue Reading

Coronavirus Antibodies Vanish a Few Months After Patients Recover, New Study Finds | Tempemail

According to a study published in the Journal of Nature Medicine, recovered COVID-19 patients may rapidly lose antibodies – the blood proteins necessary to stave off virus infections and the cornerstone of vaccinology. The finding raises new questions about the idea of immunity passports (a way for people considered immune Continue Reading

Australia’s Covidsafe coronavirus tracing app works as few as one in four times for some devices | Health

The federal government’s Covidsafe contact tracing app works as few as one in every four times for some devices, documents tabled in the Senate have revealed. The evidence for the first time shows the true state of the operation of the app, despite continuous claims from the government services minister, Continue Reading

Young people now read the news on Instagram – and it’s changing the way they see the world- Tempemail

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. For those waking up and scrolling through a repetitive feed of lockdown sourdough starters, quarantine craft projects and kids scribbling their latest artwork, the news that a quarter Continue Reading

Why are Google and Apple dictating how European democracies fight coronavirus? | Ieva Ilves | Opinion

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rush by governments, private companies and digital startups to harness and develop the latest technologies in the fight against the spread of the virus. To best meet public health needs, digital technology should be able to trace the spread of the virus, identify Continue Reading

State of Influencer Marketing Report: Effects of Coronavirus

Socialbakers’ State of Influencer Marketing Report highlights the effects of COVID-19 on the industry over the past few months. It reveals data that shows how brands have adjusted and adapted to the environment brought on by a worldwide pandemic. The initial impact of the coronavirus seemed to be an overall Continue Reading

Europe pins hopes on smarter coronavirus contact tracing apps – Security – Software- Tempemail

European countries cautiously emerging from the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic are looking to a second generation of contact tracing apps to help contain further outbreaks. The latest apps have big advantages over earlier ones as they work on Apple’s iPhone, one of the most popular smartphones in Europe, and Continue Reading

Coronavirus: Patients refusing treatment because of fake news on social media, NHS staff warn- Tempemail

Social media companies are putting lives at risk by failing to “detox” their platforms of misinformation about public health issues such as coronavirus, NHS staff have warned. Some Covid-19 patients have been rushed to intensive care after delaying seeking medical help for symptoms because of fake news about the disease, Continue Reading