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Watching What Goes Down Our Toilets Could Help Keep a Pandemic From Spiraling Out of Control

On a small scale, effluent from individual buildings college dorms, prisons, nursing homes and homeless shelters is increasingly being surveilled for coronavirus. When you have congregate living, theres no question about its utility, Smith says. Indeed, more than 140 universities around the world have begun monitoring wastewater, according to a…

AliveCor, which helps its users manage their heart health, scores another FDA approval

Last week, AliveCor, a nine-year-old, 92-person company whose small, personal electrocardiogram devices help users detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, and tachycardia from heart rate readings taken from their own kitchen tables, raised $65 million from investors. Today, it’s clearer why investors — who’ve now provided the Mountain View, Ca., company with…

Covid: World’s poorest must not be ‘trampled’ in vaccine race – WHO

image captionDevelopers have reported high success rates in late-stage trials of four Covid vaccines The world’s poorest and most vulnerable must not be “trampled in the stampede” for Covid-19 vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization has warned. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said successful vaccines must be distributed equitably…

Southwestern public health confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases, nine resolved – The Kingston Whig-Standard

There were 11 new COVID-19 cases and nine recoveries in the region, Southwestern public health reported in its Monday update. The new and resolved cases bumped the active count in the region to 62. Woodstock had four new cases while Aylmer two reported new cases. Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, Blandford-Blenheim, Central Elgin…