“To get to the best case” of vaccine deployment in about 18 months, Gates says, “we need to do safety and efficacy and build manufacturing" simultaneously. He acknowledged the plan will result in the loss of “a few billion dollars” on projects that don’t pan out. But deems that cost worth it considering the lives it could save.
The number of ventilators Ford Motors and General Electric plan to provide per month after the former's initial round of 100k units goes out.
On March 25, Apple announced it had delivered 10 million face masks to healthcare providers in the U.S. and "millions more" in hard-hit areas in Europe.
"Helping the world make sense of this information requires a broad response, involving scientists, journalists, public figures, technology platforms, and many others."
"These high-performance computing systems allow researchers to run very large numbers of calculations in epidemiology, bioinformatics, and molecular modeling."
Dario Gil, director of IBM research.
At the same time, it has also shown people the power of partnerships between public and private entities, how an adjustment of priorities is key to fighting the outbreak, and how tech's approach to fighting the virus doesn't have to be singular and uniform — but multifaceted, complex, involved, and ever adaptable.