Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

Category Archives: Medicine

NYT – Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak

The New York Times Coronavirus Database: “The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 7,117,200 people, according to official counts. As of Tuesday morning, at least 406,500 people have died, and the virus has been detected in nearly every country, as these maps show. The coronavirus pandemic is ebbing in some of the countries that were… Continue Reading

What to Think About Before You Make That Doctor’s Appointment

Gizmodo: “With states across the U.S. beginning to relax distancing restrictions related to covid-19, plenty of people are probably questioning whether they should get back to normal activities, including scheduling non-urgent medical appointments like physicals and teeth cleanings. So let’s talk about it. In truth, any outing that puts you in close contact with other… Continue Reading

Nearly Half of Coronavirus Spread May Be Traced to People Without Any Symptoms

TIME: “One of the more insidious features of the new coronavirus behind COVID-19 is its ability to settle into unsuspecting hosts who never show signs of being sick but are able to spread the virus to others. In a study published June 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at the Scripps Research Translational… Continue Reading

Monster or Machine? A Profile of the Coronavirus at 6 Months

The New York Times – Our “hidden enemy,” in plain sight.”…For at least six months now, the virus has replicated among us. The toll has been devastating. Officially, more than six million people worldwide have been infected so far, and 370,000 have died. (The actual numbers are certainly higher.) The United States, which has seen… Continue Reading

Testing, Testing, (Phase) 1-2-3: Legal Considerations for Clinical Trials of Potential COVID-19 Vaccines

CRS report via LC – Testing, Testing, (Phase) 1-2-3: Legal Considerations for Clinical Trials of Potential COVID-19 Vaccines, June 1, 2020: “In the race to develop a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine, several pharmaceutical companies, governments, and educational institutions around the world have begun testing their potential COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials. Clinical trials are… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues May 31, 2020

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 31, 2020 – Four highlights from this week: A flood of coronavirus apps are tracking us. Now it’s time to keep track of them; Johns Hopkins releases report on digital contact tracing to aid COVID-19 response; Coronavirus stimulus payments mistaken for junk mail; IRS issues… Continue Reading

Bad state data hides coronavirus threat as Trump pushes reopening

Politico – Test counts inflated, death tolls deflated, metrics shifted: “Federal and state officials across the country have altered or hidden public health data crucial to tracking the coronavirus’ spread, hindering the ability to detect a surge of infections as President Donald Trump pushes the nation to reopen rapidly. In at least a dozen states,… Continue Reading

States Are Reopening: See How Coronavirus Cases Rise or Fall

ProPublica: “Update, May 21, 2020: After a story in The Atlantic reported that states may be inflating test numbers, we changed this map to display positive tests per capita rather than as a percentage of total tests. Many states are lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions on social and business activity that were put in place to curb… Continue Reading

After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats

The New York Times: “When you finally return to work after the lockdown, coronavirus might not be the only illness you need to worry about contracting at the office. Office buildings once filled with employees emptied out in many cities and states as shelter-in-place orders were issued. These structures, normally in constant use, have been… Continue Reading

University of Maryland COVID-19 Impact Analysis Platform

“The COVID-19 Impact Analysis Platform provides data and insight on COVID-19’s impact on mobility, health, economy, and society for all states and counties with daily data updates. The platform was originally developed by Dr. Lei Zhang’s group at the Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI) in partnership with the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab).… Continue Reading