From MIT Technology Review, MAR 21 –
The spread of coronavirus is changing our world: many schools have closed; travel is being curtailed or was banned, sporting events are being suspended. Today is different than yesterday and tomorrow is unknown. How bad will it get?
This weekend, let’s answer some of your questions about coronavirus and share some of the most important pieces we’ve written about the pandemic since it began. Stay safe!
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- Your biggest questions about coronavirus answered: Battling the spread of Covid-19 is going to be a long-haul effort. Here’s what you asked us.
This blood test can tell us how widespread coronavirus really is
A test can see if a person has ever been infected, even if they had no symptoms.
- Warmer weather could slow the spread of the coronavirus
Several initial analyses of transmission data suggest the pandemic could ease up in summer. But that may not be enough.
We need more ventilators. Here’s what it will take to get them.
Manufacturers need fast-track regulatory approvals and government contracts. STAT.
How bad can coronavirus get in the US?
We’re about to find out. The key question right now is how similar the US will be to Italy.
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A new app would say if you’ve crossed paths with someone who is infected
Private Kit: Safe Paths shares information about your movements in a privacy-preserving way—and could let health officials tackle coronavirus hot spots.
These are 6 of the main differences between flu and coronavirus
The World Health Organization has released a report outlining the differences between the flu and coronavirus.
How to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic
Not everyone can work from home or cease traveling. Here’s what you can do when circumstance forces you to be out and about during the COVID-19 outbreak.
A coronavirus vaccine will take at least 18 months—if it works at all
A fast-track vaccine will be tried on people soon but it uses an unproven technology.
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