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Bill Gates says 'COVID can be treated more like seasonal flu' after Omicron surge peaks

Billionaire Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates attends the World Leaders' Summit "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" session on day three of COP26 on November 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 is the 2021 climate summit in Glasgow.Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Billionaire philantrophist Bill Gates sees a potential end to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases spiking due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the pandemic may be transitioning to an endemic. After Omicron ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Microsoft, Cdc, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Glasgow, Flu, Anthony Fauci, Gates, University of Edinburgh, Fauci, Glasgow Scotland, Ben Gilbert


COVID-19 experts say Omicron is peaking in the US, citing data from poop samples

Yes, you really can measure how much COVID-19 is around by looking in our poo.Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A network of more than 100 wastewater treatment plants across the US is measuring COVID-19 levels in our poop.  Nationally, "the level of the virus in the wastewater is at a record high," one scientist said, which means there are more people in the US with COVID-19 right now than ever before. The good news is that our poop data also suggests that the Omicron wave ...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Boston, US, Trends, Getty Images, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Paul Weaver, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Christopher Murray, Matus, Mariana Matus


The proof is in the sewage: hundreds of Yosemite visitors may have had coronavirus

No one had tested positive via nasal swabs, but researchers’ investigation tells a different storyYosemite national park officials suspect that hundreds of visitors this summer may have had Covid-19 thanks to an unorthodox approach – testing sewage.The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week that the county health department has been collecting untreated wastewater flowing from the idyllic Yosemite Valley for testing. Prior to this effort, according to the Chronicle, no one had tested positiv...
Tags: US news, National Parks, Public Lands, San Francisco Chronicle, Cambridge Massachusetts, Chronicle, Yosemite Valley, Biobot Analytics


Tests Reveal Coronavirus In Yosemite National Park’s Sewage

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — With no confirmed case of the coronavirus, Yosemite National Park appeared to be a safe haven from the pandemic. But tests of the park’s raw sewage have confirmed the presence of the virus, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday, and dozens of people are believed to have been infected. No park employee or resident has tested positive at the park’s health clinic, and no visitors have reported being sick since Yosemite began a phased reopening on June 1...
Tags: News, Yosemite, Navy, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Ap, Richard, Gavin Newsom, National Park Service, San Francisco Bay Area, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, San Francisco Chronicle, Cambridge Massachusetts, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park Calif


Poop tests in sewage might predict coronavirus surge

Scientists across nation are examining Southern California’s poop — maybe even yours — with the hope of more quickly identifying COVID-19 hotspots and better preparing for future surges. The information could also signal when stay-at-home orders can be safely eased in specific communities. Untreated sewage has been used for years to track viruses as well as to analyze opioid use by neighborhood. Now the race is on to determine whether it can serve as an early warning system for the new coronavir...
Tags: News, California, Massachusetts, Israel, Environment, Sport, Mit, Harvard, Soccer, World Health Organization, University Of Arizona, Orange County, Detroit, Usc, Southern California, Los Angeles County


This startup is tracking the coronavirus through sewers and using AI to predict its spread in a new project with MIT

New studies show that the coronavirus is shed in stool, meaning that it's collecting in city sewers around the country.  Biobot Analytics aims to take advantage of this distinctive data resource by testing samples from wastewater treatment plants and tracking the results on a real-time map. The map, as well as AI-powered predictions on the virus' spread, could provide valuable information to city officials.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the great vulnerabilities ...
Tags: Massachusetts, Israel, US, America, Trends, Mit, Harvard University, Mariana Matus, Newsha Ghaeli, Biobot Analytics, Biobot, MIT Underworlds Project, Biobot Biobot, Biobot Harvard


Boston Tech Watch: SmartBear, Wellist, LogoMix, Biobot, NEVYs & More

It’s time to catch up on recent news from the Boston-area tech sector, including a pair of acquisitions; investments in digital health, artificial intelligence, and wastewater analytics; and scenes from this year’s “Star Wars”-themed NEVY Awards. Read on for details. —Boston-based LogoMix, a provider of logo design tools and other branding and marketing services, was acquired by Shoreview, MN-based Deluxe Corp. (NYSE: DLX) for $43 million in cash, according to a press release. LogoMix CEO...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Y Combinator, Star Wars, Boston, Marketing, Trends, Tech, Star Trek, Mit, Vc, Software, M&a, Data Collective, HubSpot, Digital Health



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