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Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals The Pandemic

Summer 2021: Are We Going Up or Down?

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We're creeping back, but are things getting better or worse? From climate emergencies to simple everyday tasks, confusion and overwhelm abound.   More

Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

Neither Honor System nor Vaccine Passports – We Need a Third Way

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If we really want our economy back at full throttle and public life humming again, we need an easy way to prove we’re unlikely to get each other sick. So, how can we trust that maskless strangers have in fact been vaccinated? There's an app for that.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Vaccine Myths, Debunked

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From the start, the pandemic has been accompanied by an epidemic of misinformation and misconceptions. We tackle the latest myths (though not the idiotic ones).   More

Bio & Life Sciences Business Healthcare The Pandemic

The Variant Onslaught: What You Need to Know

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A Techonomy primer on where variants come from, what makes them dangerous, and how to prevent them.   More

Jobs The Future of Work The Pandemic

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Now that they’ve tasted the sweet cheese of working from home, the rat race has less appeal.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

COVID-19 Marched Across U.S. Earlier Than We Knew, Scientists Say

A new study from NIH-supported researchers finds that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely circulating in some states as early as December 2019.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society The Pandemic

An Ode to the Business Card

The death of the business card may be inevitable. But it has an awful lot of cultural, historical, business, and even creative significance.   More

Jobs Learning The Pandemic

Talent Exodus: Massive Job Churn Is on the Horizon

Business faces radically altered employee needs as the pandemic wanes. Anybody who deals with people, especially talented tech workers, must act differently now. Here are three ways managers can prepare for churn.   More

Healthcare Innovation Techonomy Events The Pandemic

How Tech Innovation Fueled Johnson & Johnson’s Pandemic Response

CIO Jim Swanson on how the healthcare giant applied technology with empathy to advance human health and equality.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

mRNA Vaccines Protect Us from COVID-19. What Else Could They Do?

Now that COVID-19 proved the value of this new kind of vaccine, what other previously intractable diseases might be conquered with it?   More

E-Commerce Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Beauty Goes Digital–Offline and On

Despite face masks, beauty products sold beautifully during the pandemic. And the industry furthered its pivot to digital, not only online but in stores. Virtual lipstick try-on, anyone?   More

Food Innovation Tech & Society The Pandemic

How Cold and Impersonal Should Grocery Shopping Get?

Tech companies are moving quickly towards grab and go shopping. But as clerks disappear, do we really want to lose the human touch as we do our rounds?   More

Community Insights Innovation The Pandemic

What Flavored Water Can Teach Us About Innovation and the Future of Retail

Hint founder Kara Goldin on how the company navigated the pandemic by doubling down on a direct to consumer model.   More

Healthcare Inclusion The Pandemic

The Time to Prioritize Digital Health Equity Is Now

As we accelerate toward a new standard of hybrid care we must not to leave behind the underserved populations who can benefit the most from these advances.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

‘An Infection Anywhere Is Potentially an Infection Everywhere’: Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Experts are already distilling lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to inform our response to future outbreaks.   More

Artificial Intelligence Healthcare The Pandemic

Can Technology Stoke the Flame of COVID Vaccine Desire?

In an age of great technological leaps, sometimes technology as old as asking the right questions and thoughtful nudges can drive the best outcomes.   More

Business Government The Pandemic

Economist Joseph Stiglitz Cheers Biden Spending

The Nobel laureate weighs in on stimulus, growth and inequality.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

6 Things You Don’t Know About Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

For starters, it was one of four mRNA candidates. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at how Pfizer and BioNTech developed one of the world’s most effective vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.   More

Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

This ‘Covidgilante’ Says Vaccines Work on ‘Scariants’

Cardiologist, genomics expert, and digital healthcare advocate Dr. Eric Topol is obsessed with Covid and a major force in the U.S. response. He explains his optimism at next week’s conference.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society The Pandemic

Perfecting the Art of the Virtual (Meeting)

Columnist Raskin has become, during Covid, a curator of the exploding field of event technologies. Here are some innovative ones. Join her own event to learn more.   More