February 12, 2021

COVID-19 Has Made Americans Lonelier Than Ever–Here’s How AI Can Help

(The Conversation) – The pandemic has contributed to chronic loneliness. Digital tools like video chat and social media help connect people who live or quarantine far apart. But when those friends or family members are not readily available, artificial intelligence … Read More

February 9, 2021

No Internet, No Vaccine: How Lack of Internet Access Has Limited Vaccine Availability for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

(The Conversation) – Racial and ethnic minority communities that lack internet access have been left behind in the race to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The average monthly cost of internet access, about US$70, can be out of reach for those … Read More

January 18, 2021

With Covid-19 Approvals, ‘Vaccine Nationalism’ Is a Worrisome Trend

(STAT News) – Data from large clinical trials, which generally include tens of thousands of volunteers, aim to demonstrate a vaccine’s effectiveness and probe its potential side effects. This is important information to have in hand before giving injections to … Read More