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People have been talking about telemedicine for decades. Those who were proponents of telemedicine never fully understood why it was so slow to take off.

A self-assessment tool helps users gauge symptoms to determine whether they might qualify for testing and offers guidance on when to seek medical care.

While teachers say that online instruction is often not as effective as traditional classrooms — and many students lack access to Internet or computers — it could still be used in place of snow days.

Cities across the country are trying to get more of their citizens access to the Internet during the COVID-19 crisis, with essential services such as medicine and education moving online as residents stay home.

As people are confined to their homes, many have been drawn to social media where they’re encouraged to share information about themselves, like their pets’ names, the types of cars they’ve owned, and their mothers’ maiden names.

The rush to transition online as the coronavirus pandemic closed schools leaves users and networks vulnerable to threats both familiar and new.

As the COVID-19 crisis took hold and schools in Lockhart, Texas, had to close and shift to remote learning, the school district quickly conducted a needs assessment. They found that half of their 6,000 students have no high-speed Internet at home. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $165 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities. These investments will support 1,779 small rural hospitals and provide additional funding to 14 HRSA-funded Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs) to provide technical assistance on telehealth to help rural and underserved areas combat COVID-19.

A number of U.S. police departments have utilized drones as part of their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, though public safety agencies differ in the way they employ the emerging technology.

Along with Apple, Google and other entities around the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is developing mobile software and an online tool for governments to trace and publicize COVID-19 cases.


Printed from the website on June 03, 2020 at 8:59pm.