Bleach touted as ‘miracle cure’ for Covid being sold on Amazon | Coronavirus outbreak

Industrial bleach is being sold on Amazon through its product pages which consumers are buying under the mistaken belief that it is a “miracle cure” for Covid-19, despite health warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration that drinking the fluid can kill. The chlorine dioxide solutions are being sold Continue Reading

Medical experts v anti-vaxxers: the Covid-19 information battle | Coronavirus outbreak- Tempemail

On one side is the “anti-vax” movement, a constellation of groupings drawn from across the ideological spectrum, far-right opportunists and celebrities including the former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown. On the other is the NHS, virtually the entire medical community, government departments and Brown’s former Stone Roses bandmate John Squire. Continue Reading

How coronavirus has brought together conspiracy theorists and the far right | Stephen Buranyi | Opinion- Tempemail

On Saturday in London, more than 10,000 people gathered – bare-faced and packed perilously close – in Trafalgar Square to protest against what event posters branded the “new normal” under coronavirus: masks, lockdown restrictions, and the spectre of mandatory vaccination and privacy-obliterating health passports. The messaging leaned towards US-style libertarianism, Continue Reading

Confusing Covidsafe app message led people to believe they had coronavirus, documents show | Health

Poor wording in an early version of the Covidsafe contact-tracing app led people to incorrectly believe they had contracted coronavirus and they turned up “alarmed” to GP clinics for testing, documents obtained by Guardian Australia reveal. The federal government’s Covidsafe app is used to locate unknown close contacts of confirmed Continue Reading

‘Bingeing on bad news’: Break the ‘doomscrolling’ cycle with these tips- Tempemail

One sleepless night in April, I stumbled upon a hilarious and embarrassingly accurate cartoon while scrolling through my news feeds. It started out innocently enough: the first two panels showed an image of a woman climbing into bed, seemingly on track to a peaceful slumber. But the third and final Continue Reading

Selena Gomez releases video explaining social media absence: ‘it felt a little insensitive to post things’- Tempemail

Selena Gomez has returned to social media with a video explaining the reason behind her recent absence. In the one-minute video uploaded to Instagram on Wednesday, the singer began: “I wanted to take some time to do a quick message for you guys because I haven’t been posting that much. Continue Reading

Left unchallenged, anti-vaxxers could become as contagious as coronavirus itself- Tempemail

The country took a cautious sigh of relief this week as news broke that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford academics triggers an immune response. As critical phase 3 trials get underway, communities across the UK – and indeed around the world – have been given a glimmer of Continue Reading

The UK’s app failure sums up our fatally flawed coronavirus response | John Naughton | Opinion

I’ve just been looking at the coronavirus death toll in various countries as tallied on the Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 tracker. At the time I checked, the UK had 45,407 deaths, Poland had 1,642, Ireland had 1,753, New Zealand had 1,555 and Greece had – wait for it – 197. Continue Reading

Google bans ads on coronavirus conspiracy theory content – Software- Tempemail

Google will prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads on “dangerous content” that goes against scientific consensus during the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest search engine updated its policy as the health crisis has continued to rage throughout the United States, and digital advertising giants Continue Reading

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