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Medtronic & Elon Musk Are Mobilizing To Help Hospitals

April 4th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Medtronic tweeted that it is mobilizing with Elon Musk. By collaborating with Tesla and SpaceX, the companies are making a vital component for critical care ventilators. This will mean that more ventilators will be available for COVID-19 patients


Gas Stations Face Bankruptcy As Demand Plummets

April 3rd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping many people and cars at home and the looming threat of mass bankruptcy forcing consumer demand even lower, we have to ask: are gas stations making any money


How We Can Help Elon Musk & Others Provide Aid

April 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

I want to take a moment to highlight those who are out there trying to spread hope, provide aid, and do all they can to address the shortages of ventilators and other medical supplies the US is experiencing. Elon Musk is just one of many in big tech who are helping. (His case is abnormal in one way — he has gotten a lot of criticism for helping.)


Mount Sinai Hospital Receives Ventilators From Tesla

April 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The Mount Sinai Hospital of New York, NY, received ventilators from Tesla, as we all know, but worth noting is the hospital's President and Chief Operating Officer took to both LinkedIn and Twitter to express his gratitude for receiving the ventilators bought by Tesla and given freely to the hospital


Lamborghini Pivots to Producing Medical Gear in Fight Against COVID-19

April 2nd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Famed Italian supercar maker Lamborghini is pivoting its manufacturing efforts from high-end exotic sports cars to something a little less expensive, and a little more valuable these days. The company is putting its workforce of engineers, fabricators, and tailors to work manufacturing surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields for use in Italy's front-line fight against the coronavirus pandemic


Carmakers To The Rescue — N95 Mask Mass Production

March 29th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Wearing a mask to protect yourself from germs and air pollution is quite normal in East Asia. In China it is now even mandatory in a number of provinces when leaving the house. The coronavirus scare has made the public and the government even more conscious of the threat of infection


With The Public Distracted, Interior Department Moves Full Speed Ahead On Oil & Gas Leases

March 24th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

We are currently in a state of national emergency thanks in no small part to the Trump administration’s muzzling of public health experts and slow response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all do our part to limit the extent of this outbreak, the Department of the Interior (DOI) instead appears to be more focused on advancing oil and gas interests and abusing the situation to avoid public scrutiny and input on its actions


Coronavirus Data Is Being Concealed By The Trump Administration

March 24th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

We learned that the White House has held dozens of meetings on coronavirus that were considered “classified,” meaning that federal health officials, including experts, were unable to enter the room. Without experts in the room, how can we expect our government to follow the best available science on this rapidly developing issue and enact science-based policies that protect our health and safety during this pandemic


Thawing Permafrost Is Giving Scientists The Chance To Study Long-Dead Diseases (Prepare For The Next Pandemic)

March 23rd, 2020 | by Nexus Media

For decades, the Inuit woman, a victim of the 1918 Spanish flu, lay buried in a mass grave under six feet of Alaskan permafrost. But when the frozen ground began to thaw in the 1990s, the Inuit town of Brevig Mission gave scientists permission to dig her up. Her ample body fat kept her lungs insulated against warmer temperatures, helping to preserve the fragments of the virus that lay within


6 Lessons From Previous Pandemics

March 18th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Like many people, I have been reading a lot about the outbreak of COVID-19 around the world and doing my best to take precautions with the best information provided to me. And even more so since I and all my colleagues at UCS are working from home



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