coronavirus

Vaccines, Bitcoins, and Catalytic Converters

What we're reading this week: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s family strife over his anti-vax activities, India builds its own substitute Twitter that will bend to the government’s will, and why disconnected communities suffer more from...

A COVID Vaccine? Six Things to Watch

A good COVID-19 vaccine is the game-changer we all want and need. Here are six things to watch as the process unfolds.

Why Americans Hate Contact Tracing

Americans are about as likely to report they’ve had Covid-19 and turn over their contacts as they are to report they’ve got head lice or STDs.

How Second-Order Effects Will Shape the Post COVID-19 World

As we await a vaccine that may confer widespread immunity, how successfully we collectively address the Second Order Effects of the pandemic will shape our destiny.

Now Every Doctor’s a “Teledoc” But What’s Next?

Before the pandemic less than 10% of the American population had tried telehealth services. Most of us felt telehealth generally wasn’t much more than a doctor-directed self examination.  “Where does it hurt?  Do you have...

Six Reasons Open Source Is the Tool for Now

When companies accept the power of community and let go of a little control, they learn that open source broadens the range of ideas and talent that can contribute to any corporate software project, with...

As We Wait For a Vaccine, Scientists Eye Antibodies

Antibody-based therapies may pave the way out of pandemic lockdown regardless of how soon a vaccine is available. ‘The science has been really blazing fast,’ says one expert.

Golden Gate Bridge Fatigue, and Other Tales From the Brave New World of Online Events

It’s only been 6 weeks since most large gatherings and events were canceled. Many of us are quickly finding out that, when done right, online events and conferences can be a lot less expensive and...

Inspired at CES, Seattle Teenagers Tackle Tech to Diagnose Covid-19

At ages 15 and 16 respectively, Sage Khanuja and Nikolas Ioannou were among five winners of Young Innovators to Watch award at CES in January. Their project, Spria, was a low-cost 3D-printed device that could,...

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