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What comes next? The coronavirus end game will require massive testing and – maybe – high-tech tracking
A month into social distancing, and with at least three more weeks to go, people hunkered down across Washington to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus are surely wondering: When is this going to end? And what comes next?
Until recently, telemedicine seemed like one of those technological promises that was always in the future.
Ten of about 100 vaccines under development ‘are very promising’, he says. But an effective vaccine is not likely until late next year.
Two weeks ago, an opposition-leaning radio station in Russia interviewed political analyst Valery Solovei, who alleged the government was lying when it said no one had died in the country from the coronavirus.
Dockless scooter companies charged into cities in 2018, promising a mobility revolution with cheap, clean rides and billions in venture capital backing. Yet they soon faced roadblocks, including shaky business models, safety concerns, and fast-moving city regulators. At the start of 2020, cash-losing operators were shrinking their headcounts and vehicle fleets.
In Google Search over the past day, the highest trending questions asked about the coronavirus has been "When is Easter?"
Covid-19: China’s stranded citizens offered medical advice via free service from Alibaba founder Jack Ma
The service has been launched as China has come under a growing pressure from imported cases having seemingly bought the domestic outbreak under control. It is Jack Ma’s latest effort to combat the virus having already donated masks and test kits to other countries.
Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that first responders and emergency organisations and their needs will be prioritised when distributing their new cloud resources.
Thai hospitals are deploying "ninja robots" to measure fevers and protect the health of overburdened medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak.
China may have gotten past the worst of Covid-19, but the world is just starting to grapple with it and a major economic shock is looming.