Telemedicine—The future of healthcare?

With each passing day in this new, unexpected world that we find ourselves in, it seems increasingly clear that healthcare technologies will never be the same as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. Cutting-edge tools are already enabling clinicians to streamline and expedite care delivery in a range of settings to help doctors more quickly…

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The Rise of the Robots—Technology in epidemiology and pharmaceutical research

The Covid-19 pandemic has been one of the most quantified health crises in history. The wealth of available information is a powerful tool for the response, but this is deeply dependent on making sense of mountains of data, and quickly. Artificial intelligence (AI) is potentially invaluable for this: it can sift through and interpret vast…

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Who is taking care of our healthcare workers? An international perspective.

On the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers are facing not only a greater risk of infection, but also heightened risk for developing mental health problems. Studies from around the world show that interventions are needed to assist our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers as they treat an overwhelming number of highly infectious…

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Viral

I woke up and nearly suffocated. The incisively grey sky has blinded me and I shrank in loud spasms of my body – echoes of a nightmare I cannot escape. I drown myself in a duvet to relieve the drumming shiver. Unable to have a single clear thought, I am fighting the rusting fracture sprawling…

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