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Op-Ed: What if the pandemic lasts until 2050? It might. Just be stupid.

Sydney - If there’s one thing that sabotages humanity on a routine basis, it’s disorganization and mismanagement. This pandemic is the alpha pig, historically, for both.

Tracking the virus: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in human stools

Working out where the coronavirus has occurred and where it is currently most prevalent is an area of important healthcare epidemiology and necessary to drive public policy. Human waste represents one area of assessment.

COVID-19: Why surfaces still present a contamination vector

This week has seen some interesting COVID-19 related research published. This includes an association with surfaces from a hospital outbreak and a new project to look at how easily the virus can be tracked through testing samples of wastewater.

Can a toilet promote coronavirus transmission?

Among the different health risks and modes of infection transmission in relation to the novel coronavirus one area that has not been examined in any detail are restrooms. Do viruses survive, for example, on porcelain?

Op-Ed: Evidence emerges of Trump's interference in key COVID-19 research

A case has been made, based on official government documents, that President Trump has personally interfered in blocking a U.S. collaboration on coronavirus research, aimed at attempting to ascertain the origins of the virus.

Feds sent $1.4 billion in stimulus checks to deceased people

Washington - More than a million Americans who had died received COVID-19 stimulus payments totaling $1.4 billion, a government watchdog said in a report to Congress released Thursday.

Millions lost to cyber-fraud during coronavirus pandemic Special

The organization Action Fraud has found that considerable sums have been lost to cyber-fraud since the beginning of COVID-19 Looking at the trends is Mark Crichton, Senior Director of Security Product Management, OneSpan, who comments for Digital Journal.

Stonehenge summer solstice livestreamed during COVID-19 pandemic

English Heritage canceled this year's celebration of the summer solstice at Stonehenge due to a ban on mass gatherings - but live-streamed the sunrise on social media instead, although senior druid King Arthur Pendragon said it was "not very pagan."

During COVID-19 lockdown, what's happened to sugar consumption? Special

One interesting business impact during the coronavirus pandemic has been a fall in the global demand for sugar. While the sugar industry needs to react to the disruption, the move is welcomed by anti-obesity advocates.

The future of work is all about remote working: Expert commentary Special

What will be the future of work post-COVID-19? According to Pulse Secure's Mike Riemer, there will be a larger remote workforce with cybersecurity built into the culture. The industry expert explains more, including the importance of Zero Trust

How long do COVID-19 antibodies last? Not that long

Two studies - published this week show that antibodies faded quickly in both asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients during convalescence, raising questions about whether the illness leads to any lasting immunity to the virus afterward.

U.S. is now stuck with a stockpile of hydroxychloroquine

Now that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked permission for hydroxychloroquine to be used for the treatment of COVID-19, the federal government is left with a stockpile of 63 million doses, according to an HHS spokesperson.

Coronavirus vaccines are coming, but when will they arrive?

Coronavirus vaccines are coming, perhaps as soon as the end of the year, offering hope for a world rocked by pandemic. But how is the science progressing?

Unlocking the spread of COVID-19 cases

Researchers in Scotland have teamed up with data scientists at Blue Hat Associates to look into the spread of the novel coronavirus within a given community. How COVID-19 spreads within the community is based on medical reports, which limits its use.

Catching up with Olympic and South African swimmer Brad Tandy Special

Olympic and South African swimmer Brad Tandy chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The future of design post COVID-19 Special

Silvio Angori, who is the CEO of Pininfarina, the Italian design house, has written an essay titled:"Redesigning the future through... Design". Angori shares with Digital Journal some of the key points.

Actress helps three brides that postpone weddings due to COVID-19 Special

Actress and scream queen Brooke Lewis Bellas is honoring three brides that had to postpone their weddings due to COVID-19 with a clothing line giveaway.

COVID-19 research and the problem of fast tracked peer review

As with other areas of publishing, science journals need subscribers, readers, and sometimes advertisers. The 'impact factor' of the journal also needs to be high, leading to a rush to be topical. Is this why some COVID-19 research is contradictory?

How has the coronavirus situation altered the way of work? Special

The workplace is rapidly changing as a result of the coronavirus situation. This brings with it various challenges and complexities. Dr. Galina Datskovsky answers the types of questions being posed by employers.

Digital twins aids the development of COVID-19 vaccines

The race is on to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Once this monumental task is achieved a further complexity arises through delivering the vaccine at scale, to meet demand. To achieve this, digital twin technological can help.

COVID-19 cases surge in U.S. as states try to get back to normal

More cities and states across the country have reported increasing rates of new coronavirus cases per day as the nationwide total number of cases passed 2 million this week. Rising caseloads have led some officials to delay phased re-opening plans.

COVID-19 will drive more workplace automation within the year

One impact of COVID-19 could be to reduce the dependency upon human output by driving more extensive workplace automation. This likelihood has arisen from a new survey into U.S. industrial policy.

Q&A: Insight into XPRIZE's Pandemic Alliance Special

XPRIZE partnered with Anthem, Intel, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and more to launch the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance, a global coalition to accelerate solutions that can be applied to health pandemics.

New clinical trial to treat patients with suspected COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given specialty biotech, FSD Pharma, permission to submit an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for the use of FSD-201 (ultramicronized palmitoylethanolamide, or ultramicronized PEA) to treat COVID-19.

Post-COVID: Why the Canadian office will never be the same again

The majority of Canadian Information Technology leaders say employees will not return to the office as they knew it, in wake of COVID-19. This finding has been drawn out from a Citrix survey.

Open Rights Group challenge to NHSX contact tracing app Special

Several civil liberties groups, such as Liberty, Privacy International and the Open Rights Group, have expressed concerns to the U.K. government about data privacy in relation to the COVID-19 contact tracing app.

As death toll soars from COVID-19, Brazil hides data from public

Brazil removed from public view months of data on its COVID-19 epidemic on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro defended delays and changes to official record-keeping of the world's second-largest coronavirus outbreak.

Mike C. Manning talks pandemic, acting, encourages people to vote Special

Actor Mike C. Manning chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic. He spoke about several important social issues that are taking place, the Dream Loud campaign, and the need for people to vote.

Op-Ed: New research into social distancing and a second COVID-19 wave

London - What was the impact in different areas where social distancing, as a key measure to reduce COVID-19 infection, was introduced too early? What does this tell us about the risks should a second wave occur. New research is examined.

COVID-19 and the need for more dependable data Special

Experian has created a new platform. The recently launched COVID-19 Outlook and Response Evaluator (CORE) tool is designed to help government officials, and to boost data reliability.
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Poster reminding people to socially distance during a pandemic.
Poster reminding people to socially distance during a pandemic.
Measuring the temperature of the ear is important part of COVID-19 measures.
Measuring the temperature of the ear is important part of COVID-19 measures.
Image of Saint Corona on the altar of St. Corona am Wechsel parish church  Lower Austria.
Image of Saint Corona on the altar of St. Corona am Wechsel parish church, Lower Austria.
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thermography scan of Tim Sandle - monitoring skin temperature during COVID-19.
thermography scan of Tim Sandle - monitoring skin temperature during COVID-19.
New form of face mask? People are trying different ways for social distancing.
New form of face mask? People are trying different ways for social distancing.
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Emergency Use A front-facing portrait of VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), a ventilator designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
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An emergency response kit to deal with a coronavirus incident at a workplace.
An emergency response kit to deal with a coronavirus incident at a workplace.
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Only a few vehicles line the streets of downtown Toronto, Ontario on March 21, 2020 -- nearly one million Canadian workers have been laid off following temporary closure orders given to many businesses in an effort to slow the pandemic's spread.
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People lining up outside a supermarket in the U.K., following social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19.
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Kawasaki disease: Strawberry tongue and bright red, swollen lips with vertical cracking and bleeding.
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Dairy cows (Holsteins) being cooled by sprayers during hot summer to maintain milk production.
Dairy cows (Holsteins) being cooled by sprayers during hot summer to maintain milk production.
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A laser thermometer  as used during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
A laser thermometer, as used during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 signage, promoting social distancing - St Albans, UK
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Data as of March 26, 2020.
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For many  the COVID-19 crisis has shown how fragile our civilisation is
For many, the COVID-19 crisis has shown how fragile our civilisation is
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Playground closed To help prevent the spread of COVID-19  the City of Port ...
Text on the sign reads: Playground closed To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Port Moody has closed public playgrounds until further notice.
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Tim Sandle  pharmaceutical microbiologist  science writer and journalist.
Tim Sandle, pharmaceutical microbiologist, science writer and journalist.
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The global COVID-19 pandemic
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Hand gel, as used to protect against COVID-19.

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