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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 newest disease detection tool for Covid and beyond: Poop

Since reopening campus at the University of California-San Diego last summer, university officials have relied on the tried-and-true public health strategies of testing and contact tracing. But they have also added a new tool to their arsenal: excrement. That tool alerted researchers to about 85% of cases in dorms before they were diagnosed, according to a soon-to-be published study, said Rob Knight, a professor of pediatrics and computer science and engineering who helped create the campus’s wa...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Israel, US, California News, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Higher Education, Ohio, Lausd, Lapd, Central Valley, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University Of California San Diego


These 14 startups are using AI to reinvent how wine is made, diseases are detected, and other big challenges that will still exist after the coronavirus outbreak

While all kinds of gee-whiz artificial intelligence startups have received ample funding over the last few years, they may lose support in the midst of wild market volatility. With that atmosphere of endangered innovation in mind, Business Insider asked six investors about the AI startups that they particularly like right now. Here are 14 that won praise, including companies that track weather patterns to help grow vineyards, make "smart" cameras to alert authorities to school shooting threats,...
Tags: Europe, UK, California, US, Trends, Cisco, European Union, Comcast, Food And Drug Administration, Axa, Citi Ventures, Business Insider, National Science Foundation, MIT Media Lab, Paul Newman, John Chambers


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


Tackling Opioid Crisis, Biobot Wins Top Prize at MIT DesignX Event

Biobot Labs, a startup that aims to help governments address the opioid crisis by analyzing sewage samples to understand drug consumption trends, won first place Wednesday night at a demo event for the inaugural session of MIT’s DesignX startup accelerator. DesignX was launched last year by MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning to nurture ventures working on innovations in architecture, urban planning, real estate, media, art, and design. Since January, the eight startups selected for...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Real Estate, Design, Education, Boston, Trends, Mit, Architecture, Healthcare, National blog main, Boston blog main, Boston top stories, Jose Pacheco, Opioid, RoboticsAI