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What It’s Like to Be Sick and in Quarantine at the Epicenter of Spain’s Coronavirus Outbreak

We haven’t been able to go outside since March 14, when Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez announced a state of emergency and national lockdown because of the covid-19 pandemic. But every evening at 8 p.m., people all over Spain go to their windows, balconies, or terraces. The noise begins softly, but builds up…Read more...
Tags: Science, Spain, Pedro Sanchez, Quarantine, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Bizarre Hellscape of Coronavirus Stock Art

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, a growing portfolio of dystopian artworks has engulfed the popular photo marketplace Getty Images. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stock Photos, Covid 19, Stock Photo News


Elon Musk Has Played An Extremely Dangerous Game

First, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the spread of the Coronavirus that causes covid-19. Then he called the general alarm over the pandemic “dumb.” Then he doubted that there was a shortage of ventilators and said that children were “essentially immune.” He said that “false positives” could account for up to 80% of…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Never Tweet, First Tesla, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Color is launching a high-capacity COVID-19 testing lab and will open-source its design and protocols

Genomics health technology startup Color is doing its part to address the global COVID-19 pandemic, and has detailed the steps it’s taking to support expansion of testing efforts in a new blog post and letter from CEO Othman Laraki on Tuesday. The efforts include development of a high-throughput lab that can process as many as 10,000 tests per day, with a turnaround time of within 24 hours for reporting results to physicians. In order to provide the most benefit possible from the effort of stand...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Education, Tech, Mit, Harvard, Genomics, Biotech, Test, Cornell, Broad Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine, Color Genomics, Othman Laraki


Let People Take Home Their Methadone

The covid-19 pandemic is turning daily pick-ups into an acute public health crisis. There’s a better way.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Addiction, Heroin, Methadone, Opioids, Opioid Crisis, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Amazon Fires Worker Who Organized Strike Over Conditions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Amazon has fired an employee at its Staten Island facility who organized a strike against his employer over conditions in the company’s warehouses amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Staten Island, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Leading VCs discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the world of digital health

In December 2019, Extra Crunch spoke to a group of investors leading the charge in health tech to discuss where they saw the most opportunity in the space leading into 2020. At the time, respondents highlighted startups in digital therapeutics, telehealth and mental health that were improving medical practitioner efficiency or streamlining the distribution of care, amongst a variety of other digital health markets that were garnering the most attention. Where top VCs are investing in digital h...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Medical, Tech, Policy, Mental Health, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Biotech, Telemedicine, Diagnosis, Kleiner Perkins


Cops Are Wearing Covid-19 Helmets As Reality Just Gets Weirder During Pandemic

Rajesh Babu, a police officer in Chennai, India, has started wearing a helmet while enforcing a lockdown of the country’s 1.3 billion people. But it’s not just any helmet. Babu’s headgear is designed to look like the new coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. And it’s just one more sign that our current…Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Las Vegas, Inequality, Pandemics, Chennai India, Babu, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Rajesh Babu


Florida Police Arrest Megachurch Pastor for Refusing to Comply With County Covid-19 Order

Hillsborough County, Florida sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Howard-Browne, the pastor of the River at Tampa Bay Church, for refusing to stop holding church services that attracted huge crowds in violation of a county health order, CNN reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Crime, Cnn, Courts, Hillsborough County Florida, Rodney Howard Browne, Tampa Bay Church, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Surpass Number Killed On 9-11

The U.S. covid-19 death toll reached over 3,000 on Monday night, surpassing the number of people who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when 2,977 people were killed. The grim milestone comes from the latest figures updated by Johns Hopkins University, which has maintained an online tracker for the…Read more...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Johns Hopkins University, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius Among the Latest Films Delayed by Coronavirus

Sorry, but you won’t be vamping out with Jared Leto or busting ghosts with Paul Rudd this year. Sony Pictures just announced a major shake-up to its theatrical release schedule, bumping most of its biggest 2020 releases back to 2021.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony Pictures, Jared Leto, Connected, Paul Rudd, Morbius, Uncharted, Venom 2, Ghostbusters Afterlife, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


GE Aviation Workers Demand That Inactive Plants Begin Manufacturing Respirators

Today, aviation factory workers for General Electric staged two protests in Massachusetts, demanding that the company reconfigure its aircraft manufacturing facilities in order to make ventilators. Last week, General Electric Aviation announced that it would be laying off a large contingent of its workforce, while…Read more...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts, General Electric, General Electric Aviation, Covid 19, GE Aviation Workers


Medtronic is sharing its portable ventilator design specifications and code for free to all

Healthcare and biomedical engineering company Medtronic, which was in the news recently because Tesla CEO Elon Musk had discussions with the company about the automaker’s potential plans to build ventilator hardware in order to , but today it’s doing something potentially far more impactful. Medtronic is making the full design specifications, produce manuals, design documents, and in the future, software code for its Puritan Bennett (PB) 560 portable ventilator hardware available to anyone. T...
Tags: Health, TC, Elon Musk, Science, Hardware, Medicine, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Engineer, Devices, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Biotech, Dyson, Medtronic


Influencers Are Social Distancing by Ignoring Lockdown Orders and Embracing #Vanlife

New York has become the epicenter of coronavirus in the U.S, with at least 1,000 deaths and 60,000 confirmed cases in the state, according to the New York Times. During the month of March, every few days brought about restrictions for NY residents: stay inside, practice social distancing, only travel for essentials,…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Road Trips, New York Times, RV, Influence, Road Trip, Influencers, Influencer, Taza, The Home Edit, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Naomi Davis


Chiropractors Told to Stop Pretending They Can Treat Covid-19

Chiropractors in Canada and elsewhere are being told to stop advertising their services as a treatment for covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Pseudoscience, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Alphabet’s Verily debuts a COVID-19 community testing toolkit as it scales its own testing efforts

While the origins of its coronavirus testing program were muddled by President Trump’s misleading announcements attributing its efforts to Google and inflating its scale, Alphabet’s Verily health sciences subsidiary has established and grown its community-based California testing initiative, deploying drive-up testing sites and ramping the number of tests completed from just over 1,200 last Wednesday to over 3,700 as of Saturday. The Verily team detailed its progress in a new blog post, an...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Science, California, Tech, Companies, X, President, Software Testing, Cnbc, Alphabet, Verily, San Francisco Bay Area, Trump, Stanford Medicine


Astrophysicist Gets Magnets Stuck in His Nose While Trying to Invent Face-Touching Alarm

Men on the forefront of scientific discovery do not fear risking life and limb, be it drinking the vomit of a sick man or dosing themselves with LSD. One astrophysicist followed in their footsteps in the name of covid-19 health research and ended up with magnets up his nose, at risk of a horrifying and violent death.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Covid 19, Face Touching, Invent Face Touching Alarm


ISPs Need to Just Kill Data Caps Already

Internet usage has peaked as more folks stay at home to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus—and in the UK, all major telecom companies this weekend struck a deal with the government to lift all data caps on fixed broadband services. That’s in addition to the companies introducing generous mobile and landline…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Isps, Data Caps, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Roku Is Making Premium Streaming Free for 30 Days, Including Showtime and Epix

Joining a growing list of streaming services offering free extended trials as people spend more time at home, Roku has announced it’s offering 30 days of free viewing with extended trials that will give users access to channels like Showtime, Epix, and Smithsonian.Read more...
Tags: Science, Showtime, Streaming, Roku, Epix, Streaming Wars, Covid 19, Showtime Epix


Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Tests Positive For Covid-19

Tech pioneer Vint Cerf, one of the co-creators of the modern internet, has tested positive for covid-19, according to a tweet Cerf sent out Monday morning. The 76-year-old tweeted out a clip from HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver about the U.S. response to the global pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, John Oliver, Cerf, Vint Cerf, Internet History, Arpanet, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Locusts Are Ravaging the Horn of Africa—Covid-19 Is Making Things Worse

For months, hundreds of millions of locusts have been flying across East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, forming the largest swarms seen in decades. New swarms are continuing to spread from Kenya to Iran, and the worst swarms—those over the Horn of Africa—are multiplying quickly. Read more...
Tags: Science, Iran, Middle East, Kenya, Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, Horn of Africa, Locusts, Covid 19, The Bible Was Nonfiction


Locusts Are Ravaging the Horn of Africa—the Coronavirus Is Making Things Worse

For months, hundreds of millions of locusts have been flying across East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, forming the largest swarms seen in decades. New swarms are continuing to spread from Kenya to Iran, and the worst swarms—those over the Horn of Africa—are multiplying quickly. Read more...
Tags: Science, Iran, Middle East, Kenya, Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, Horn of Africa, Locusts, Covid 19, The Bible Was Nonfiction


FDA grants emergency authorization to system that decontaminates N95 respirator masks for re-use

The global coronavirus pandemic has meant that there’s a widespread effort to develop and advance creative solutions to new problems, like worldwide shortages of necessary front-line medical equipment. One piece of gear that’s necessary for protecting the health of medical workers treating COVID-19 patients are N95 respirator masks, which are masks that specifically filter out very fine particles, including shed virus, with high efficacy. These are in extremely short supply, but a new FDA emerge...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Hardware, Safety, Public Health, United States, Healthcare, Microbiology, Ohio, Fda, Columbus, Filters, Duke University, EUA


Germany’s space agency shifts its 3D printing resources to producing protective medical equipment

DLR, German’s space agency and NASA equivalent, is doing what it can to support the global shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by frontline healthcare workers in their efforts to treat those affected by COVID-19. DLR announced that it has successfully tested converting its on-site 3D printers, typically used for producing aerospace-grade parts, to creating medical equipment including protective face masks and ventilators. There’s a need for various kinds of components and eq...
Tags: Health, TC, Space, Science, Germany, Articles, Tech, Nasa, 3d Printing, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Dlr, Occupational Safety and Health, Contents, Coronavirus


Human testing of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to begin in September

American drug maker Johnson & Johnson said Monday it plans to begin the human testing phase of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by September 2020, with plans to make it available for emergency use in early 2021. In January, J&J said it was already working on a possible coronavirus vaccine, using the same technologies with which scientists there developed an experimental Ebola vaccine. From Reuters: J&J also committed more than $1 billion of investment along with U.S. agency Biomedical ...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Medicine, Johnson, Vaccines, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Big Pharma, Moderna Inc, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Coronavirus Vaccine


Cell and gene therapy startup ElevateBio raises $170M

While economic conditions and the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic may not make for the best atmosphere for raising funding, some companies are still announcing round closures with significant money committed. Cambridge-based ElevateBio, for instance, revealed a $170 million Series B funding on Monday, with participation from new investors The Invus Group, Surveyor Capital, EDBI, and Vertex Ventures, along with existing investors F2 Ventures, MPM Capital, EcoR1 Capital, Redmile Group and Sams...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Biology, Drugs, Massachusetts, Tech, Cambridge, Manufacturing, Biotech, Stem Cell, Pharma, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine


Cell and gene therapy startup ElevateBio raises $170 million

While economic conditions and the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic may not make for the best atmosphere for raising funding, some companies are still announcing round closures with significant money committed. Cambridge-based ElevateBio, for instance, revealed a $170 million Series B funding on Monday, with participation from new investors The Invus Group, Surveyor Capital, EDBI, and Vertex Ventures, along with existing investors F2 Ventures, MPM Capital, EcoR1 Capital, Redmile Group and Sams...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Science, Biology, Drugs, Massachusetts, Tech, Cambridge, Manufacturing, Biotech, Stem Cell, Pharma, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine


DOJ Reviewing Stock Trades Made by Lawmakers Before Covid-19 Market Crash: Report

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have started to review the sale of stock by lawmakers like Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina before the markets crashed over concerns about covid-19, according to a new report from CNN. Burr and other Republican senators received a…Read more...
Tags: Science, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Doj, Dianne Feinstein, Burr, Richard Burr, Jim Inhofe, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, U S Department of Justice DOJ, President Trump, Kelly Loeffler, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Facing Shortages, Feds Give Green Light to Decontaminate Used N95 Masks

Confronted by a severe shortage of respirator masks and countless stories of healthcare workers on the front lines reusing face masks or using bandanas when they have none, the U.S. federal government is trying a new approach. If it can’t get enough new face masks, it will decontaminate used ones.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just been an elaborate, communal dream sequence put in motion by…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Voting, Air Pollution, Drones, Alaska, Dinosaurs, Sci Fi, Westworld, New Mexico, Best of the week, Raptor, Pandemic, Hippos, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus



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