"The coronavirus pandemic pits all of humanity against the virus. The
damage to health, wealth, and well-being has already been enormous. This
is like a world war, except in this case, we’re all on the same side.
Everyone can work together to learn about the disease and develop tools
to fight it. I see global innovation as the key to limiting the damage.
This includes innovations in testing, treatments, vaccines, and policies
to limit the spread while minimizing the damage to economies and well-being.
This memo shares my view of the situation and how we can accelerate
these innovations. (Because this post is long, it is also available as a
PDF.) The situation changes every day, there is a lot of information
available—much of it contradictory—and it can be hard to make sense of
all the proposals and ideas you may hear about. It can also sound like
we have all the scientific advances needed to re-open the economy, but
in fact we do not. Although some of what’s below gets fairly technical,
I hope it helps people make sense of what is happening, understand the
innovations we still need, and make informed decisions about dealing
with the pandemic."
Via Bill Daul.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics