While stopping short of assigning blame, the report notes that the hospital missed several opportunities to curb the outbreak. Early on, staff overlooked COVID-19 symptoms—although some patients lacked telltale symptoms such as fever, and the early inpatient cases did not meet the COVID-19 case definition at that time. In a statement on 20 May, Craig Murphy, regional director of Netcare, the hospital group to which St Augustine’s belongs, called the outbreak “a sad and transformative experience.” He added that all the recommendations made in the report had been “fully implemented” by the time it was published. … [Read more...] about Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospital
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"So, the other thing we are working on now to supplement this is to develop wearable devices -- a little device on the end of a lanyard -- which would be working on [its own] battery and will not drain your [smartphone's] battery life, and you would just carry with you as you go around your daily activities. We believe that a combination of phones plus these wearable devices will increase the participation rate considerably," said the Singapore minister. … [Read more...] about Singapore looking at wearable devices to support COVID-19 contact tracing
Honor Frost (1917-2010)Honor Frost was the first to usher in an era of underwater archaeology, using her skills as a diver to pioneer the excavation and reconstruction of submerged shipwrecks, according to an obituary published by the Guardian in 2010. Frost got her start in archaeology working under Kathleen Kenyon in Jericho in 1957, and she later moved on to explore sites in Lebanon, working with Beirut's Institut Français d'Archéologie. Beginning in the 1960s, Frost incorporated archaeology with her love of deep-sea diving, leading dives and organizing excavations of sites and shipwrecks in the Mediterranean that included the discovery of the lost palace of Alexander and Ptolemy in the Port of Alexandria, the Honor Frost Foundation says. … [Read more...] about Move Over, ‘Tomb Raider’: Here Are 11 Pioneering Women Archaeologists
It’s unlikely that NASA will start sending rockets full of pee to the Moon to make up the difference. But there are plenty of other uses for astronaut urine other than cement. One option is to recycle it and drink it, just like astronauts do on the International Space Station. Although there’s frozen water at the Moon’s south pole, it’s still unclear how hard it will be to extract and use. It also contains toxic substances like mercury and hydrogen sulfide, which means it’d have to be cleaned up before it's safe for human consumption. … [Read more...] about On the Moon, astronaut pee will be a hot commodity
Price matters to you at the starting level and you can later add the MicroSD card for more storage. You're impressed by yet another camera improvement and new display technology. You think it's a pretty safe bet that this so-called 5G revolution is going to be more like improved 4G over the next two years. Another theme on this point is that you're not necessarily into streaming content on your data plan and use WiFi a ton anyway. You're an enterprise with employees upgrading and you want a middle-of-the-road device at a reasonable price. Let's face it: Only CEOs are going to get the Galaxy S10 5G and even the top execs may have to make a case for the foldable contraption.Wait for the Galaxy S10 5G and buy it in the second quarter if... … [Read more...] about Galaxy S10: Which model should you buy?