Coronavirus doctor’s diary: Trying out tech that may help make worship Covid-secure

Man walking through sanitiser in mosque

A Bradford mosque is trying out new equipment designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Dr John Wright, of the city’s Royal Infirmary, takes a look and finds out how other places of worship have been adapting to pandemic conditions. He also hears about a trial in the US to test whether prayer can help Covid patients in intensive care.

It is a telling reflection on our society that the road to normality is lined with pubs, shops and restaurants. When lockdown ended, the government’s priority was to get people back on the high street, and of course businesses badly needed their support. But it’s interesting that our economic health takes precedence, while our spiritual health remains optional.

The closure of churches, mosques and temples during lockdown left a gaping hole in many people’s lives, and their re-opening has brought a welcome return of both religious and social connectedness, particularly

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Job diary: I’m a ‘white hat’ hacker. Here’s what my job is like, and 5 things I think everyone should do to protect their personal information.

  • Frank Villani is a 53-year-old information security specialist based in New Jersey who’s worked in information technology for 24 years and IT security for 12 years.
  • He’s a ‘white hat’ hacker, someone who works on the inside of an organisation to protect its internet systems from ‘black hat’ hackers who want to violate computer security for personal gain.
  • For personal security measures, Villani says you should change your passwords every 45 days, be careful using public ATMs, pay in cash or credit cards at gas stations, and avoid using public WiFi unless it asks for credentials or consent.
  • This is his story, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers.
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My name is Frank Villani. In a nutshell, my job is to test what those of us in the industry refer to as IOT — ‘the internet of things’ that encapsulates anything connected to

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