Contact tracing was also successfully implemented with technology. A mobile app called NCOVI was developed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). This lets the public update their health status daily. It also shares ‘hotspots’ of new cases and gives its user ‘best practices’ for staying healthy. … [Read more...] about Four key measures help Vietnam control coronavirus
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At the video-conference The Deputy Defense Minister expressed delight at the military’s outcomes in disease response over the past time. Accordingly, all the agencies and units have strictly exercised resolutions and directives of higher levels and taken drastic measures to prevent the disease while effectively carrying out military and defense missions. … [Read more...] about Military should not neglect COVID-19 prevention and control mission
All of us, then, to varying degrees, interpret ambiguous events in the light of what we already believe. It’s useful to scrutinise our assumptions and check if we’re being prudently paranoid, or letting our predispositions get the better of us. Importantly, as Brotherton says, “by painting conspiracism as some bizarre psychological tick that blights the minds of a handful of paranoid kooks, we smugly absolve ourselves of the faulty thinking we see so readily in others”. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: Dealing with an infection of conspiracy theories
Most automakers closed factories in mid-to-late March when workers began to get sick as the novel coronavirus spread. The factories started to reopen on one or two shifts in mid-May as state stay-home restrictions eased, with automakers touting safety precautions that include checking workers’ temperatures, certification by workers that they don’t have symptoms, social distancing, time between shifts and plastic barriers where possible to keep workers apart. … [Read more...] about Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts
Ask yourself these tough questions before traveling To be absolutely clear, there is no such thing as safe travel during this pandemic. You are putting your life, and other people's lives, at risk, no matter what precautions you take. If you must, or choose, to take that calculated risk, the CDC has provided a rigorous checklist that anyone can use to help determine if that risk is worth taking. … [Read more...] about Can you travel safely during COVID-19?