Tag Archives: COVID19

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

COVID-19 transmission rare in schools with masking, distancing, contact tracing, study finds

In-school COVID-19 transmission is rare — even among close school contacts of those who test positive for the virus — when schools heed public health precautions such as mandatory masking, social distancing and frequent hand-washing, according to results of a pilot study in Missouri aimed at identifying ways to keep elementary and secondary schools open… Read More »

Germany joins countries suspending use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine amid reports of fatal blood clots

Health regulators in Europe and Asia have halted the rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after 37 recipients experienced life-threatening issues and, in two cases, fatal blood clotting. Germany became the latest country to suspend vaccinations out of “precaution” on Monday. There have been 15 reports of clots in the legs, called deep vein thrombosis,… Read More »