Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about UV air filters to holographic lift buttons, startups offer tech solutions to make offices Covid-safe
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These virtual visits from doctors can become surprisingly intimate, says Dr. Pippa Shulman, Medically Home’s chief medical officer. “On the video I can notice something in the background, the picture on the wall or something on the desk, or the dog or the cat comes and hops on their lap, you can see who lives there with them,” she says. Patients end up treating the doctor more like a guest in their home than a healthcare worker coming to deliver bad news, she says. “I got into medicine because of the human connection. And I think being in someone’s home, whether it’s virtual or in real life, that allows me to very quickly make that human connection, and that leads to healing, rather than me coming at them with a medical approach right away.” … [Read more...] about The $1 trillion quest to bring hospital care to your home
Fortunately, in some ways it is easier today to care about others, because when we are on a videoconference with someone, we are usually looking right into their homes. There are family pictures on the wall behind them, random bits of sports gear stacked in the corner, a cat, dog, toddler, or teen strolling by in the background. What would Bill do? He wouldn’t ignore the passerby or prized pictures—he would ask about them. He would invite the kid into the videoconference and chat with them. How do they like attending school from home? Are they being nice to their parents? In fact, we could envision the home tour taking over the meeting with Bill, so curious was he about the whole person. … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?