Apple and Google block NHS Covid app update over privacy breaches | Coronavirus

Ministers have paused a planned update to the NHS Covid-19 app after Apple and Google blocked it from their stores over privacy violations. The app, which aids contact tracing in England and Wales, uses technology built by the Silicon Valley companies to track interactions between users with their bluetooth signals Continue Reading

Seeing stones: pandemic reveals Palantir’s troubling reach in Europe | World news

The 24 March, 2020 will be remembered by some for the news that Prince Charles tested positive for Covid and was isolating in Scotland. In Athens it was memorable as the day the traffic went silent. Twenty-four hours into a hard lockdown, Greeks were acclimatising to a new reality in Continue Reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Covid advice challenged by NHS England director | Film- Tempemail

Gwyneth Paltrow has been urged to stop spreading misinformation by the medical director of NHS England after she suggested long Covid could be treated with “intuitive fasting” , herbal cocktails and regular visits to an “infrared sauna”. The Hollywood star, who markets unproven new age potions on her Goop website, Continue Reading

Dr Feel Good? The NHS DJ helping lift Covid gloom for millions | Society- Tempemail

It has been another gruelling week of night shifts caring for Covid-19 patients in intensive care in Birmingham, but Dr Kishan Bodalia is already gearing himself up for his next DJ set. While nightclubs and musical festivals may be off the cards, Bodalia has found fame performing DJ sets in Continue Reading

‘Don’t blame public for overloaded hospitals,’ ICU medics tell NHS staff | Coronavirus- Tempemail

Leading intensive care doctors have told NHS staff not to blame people breaching lockdown rules for hospitals coming close to breaking point and for the death toll from Covid nearing 100,000. Dr Alison Pittard and Dr Daniele Bryden chided health workers for posting messages saying things like those flouting Covid Continue Reading

NHS Charities Together defends controversial Christmas advert showing Santa unconscious in hospital- Tempemail

The film, titled The Gift, depicts an elderly bearded man being rushed into hospital as doctors and nurses, who are wearing PPE, attempt to revive him. The man can then be seen waking up with oxygen tubes attached to his face as a nurse asks: “How you feeling?”.  With the Continue Reading

‘We need to keep talking about how we’re feeling’: the NHS staff who became social media stars | Coronavirus- Tempemail

Dawn Bilbrough, 52, critical care nurse from York, works in Leeds Midway through the afternoon on Thursday 19 March, Dawn Bilbrough, a critical care nurse of 20 years, was on her way home after four punishing days of 12-hour shifts. Stopping to get fresh food at the supermarket, she found Continue Reading

Fault in NHS Covid app meant thousands at risk did not quarantine | World news

A code error in the NHS Covid-19 app meant users had to be next to a highly infectious patient for five times as long as the NHS had decided was risky before being instructed to self-isolate, the Guardian has learned. New national restrictions are due to come into effect in Continue Reading

NHS using drones to deliver coronavirus kit between hospitals | Technology

An NHS drone is being used to courier Covid-19 samples, blood tests and personal protective equipment between hospitals in England. It is hoped that the trials, backed by a £1.3m grant from the UK Space Agency, can establish a network of air corridors for electric drones to navigate using GPS. Continue Reading

NHS Covid app in England now able to log all test results after flaw fixed | World news

People tested for Covid-19 in NHS hospitals and Public Health England labs were unable to share their results with the NHS’s contact-tracing app in England, it has emerged. The Department of Health and Social Care said on Saturday evening that the issue, which was was revealed on Friday by the Continue Reading