Equalities watchdog considers whether sending patients from hospitals to care homes breached rights

David Isaac, the EHRC chairman, said the watchdog welcomed the announcement of additional support for care homes in response to the “devastating” impact of the virus, but added: “We remain deeply concerned about serious potential breaches of older people’s human rights during this pandemic.  “The discharge of Covid-positive older people from hospital into care homes, […]

Facemasks that light up if you coronavirus in development by Harvard

Facemasks which light up when they detect coronavirus are in development by Harvard. Scientists have woven sensors into the fabric that can detect coronavirus when someone breathes into the mask. The mask then emits fluorescent light if the wearer has the virus. The...