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Thanks to COVID-19, everybody wants Density’s technology tracking building occupancy and use

Thanks to COVID-19, everybody wants Density’s technology tracking building occupancy and use

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These 4 Covid-19 Vaccines Are Closest to Becoming Reality

These 4 Covid-19 Vaccines Are Closest to Becoming Reality

As the world waits eagerly for a Covid-19 vaccine, several candidates are starting to be put through their paces in clinical trials. More than 100 vaccine candidates are being developed by teams around the world, with more than 20 now in or about to enter clinical evaluation, meaning they are being tested in humans.WIRED UKThis…
It Takes a Lot of Covid-19 Tests to Keep a Movie Studio Open – The Wall Street Journal

It Takes a Lot of Covid-19 Tests to Keep a Movie Studio Open –...

As film and TV sets reopen at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, home to big-screen juggernauts like “Avengers: Endgame,” the biggest job is keeping the coronavirus off the Georgia studio’s lot. The several hundred producers, set designers, painters and carpenters working to get productions ready undergo tests for Covid-19 weekly, and sometimes more often. An app tracks…
No end to Covid-19 webcam shortage – BBC News

No end to Covid-19 webcam shortage – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When people could not see each other in real life, they turned to virtual meetings requiring a webcam As Covid-19 lockdowns took effect around the world, millions turned to remote working and organising virtual hangouts with friends.Overnight, webcams went from mundane computer accessories to gold dust.Even now, the initial…
The covid-19 pandemic is forcing a rethink in macroeconomics

The covid-19 pandemic is forcing a rethink in macroeconomics

Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hubIN THE FORM it is known today, macroeconomics began in 1936 with the publication of John Maynard Keynes’s “The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money”. Its subsequent…
Is It Too Soon for Covid-19 TV Shows?

Is It Too Soon for Covid-19 TV Shows?

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter.It was bound to happen. Earlier this week, Grey’s Anatomy executive producer Krista Vernoff was on a (virtual) panel for the Television Academy and revealed that, yes, her show would be tackling Covid-19.…
Meet the 4 frontrunners in the COVID-19 vaccine race

Meet the 4 frontrunners in the COVID-19 vaccine race

Final frontier — Safety and immune responses look good, but do these vaccines work? Beth Mole - Jul 23, 2020 1:43 pm UTC Enlarge / A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against COVID-19 at the Baragwanath Hospital on June 28, 2020…
‘COVID parties’ are a pandemic urban legend that won’t go away

‘COVID parties’ are a pandemic urban legend that won’t go away

Amid hosts of reasonable fears about the coronavirus pandemic, there’s also one far more dubious threat: “COVID parties.” As Wired explains in a good exploration of the topic, COVID parties (or “corona parties”) are events where people supposedly expose themselves to the coronavirus on purpose. Medical professionals and government officials have periodically warned about these…
New COVID testing strategy could speed up backlogged labs

New COVID testing strategy could speed up backlogged labs

Samples scraped from the back of patients’ noses and throats can now be bundled together and tested for the coronavirus in groups in one of the country’s biggest commercial labs. Quest Diagnostics, which handles tens of thousands of coronavirus tests each day, received authorization for the method, called pooled testing, from the Food and Drug…
Covid-19 Vaccines With ‘Minor Side Effects’ Could Still Be Pretty Bad

Covid-19 Vaccines With ‘Minor Side Effects’ Could Still Be Pretty Bad

More good news on progress towards an escape route from this pandemic: On Monday, vaccine researchers from Oxford University and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced results from a “Phase 1/2 trial,” suggesting their product might be able to generate immunity without causing serious harm. Similar, but smaller-scale results, were posted just last week for another…

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Studies of Brain Activity Aren’t as Useful as Scientists Thought

Hundreds of published studies over the last decade have claimed it's possible to predict an individual’s patterns of thoughts and feelings by scanning their brain in an MRI machine as they perform some mental tasks. But a new analysis by some of the researchers who have done the most work in this area finds that…

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