Blyncsy wants states using Apple and Google technology to pay it $1 per resident. It may not win, but the patent tussle could deter others from adopting apps.
Lack of coordination, test shortages, and mistrust of technology have hobbled what looked like a promising innovation.
“We can treat only one patient at a time, but if we can get a message out there that can hit thousands or hundreds of thousands, then we can change their thoughts.”
Alphabet, Microsoft, and Salesforce are offering services to track employees, arrange tests, and record results—all while most of their staffers are remote.
The companies will handle more of the technology for notifying people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Privacy won’t be affected, they say.
Many states are not collecting the race or ethnicity of coronavirus patients, which can make it harder to know the true impact on low-income communities.
Fears of a ventilator shortage inspired doctors and engineers to improvise new designs. Inside the race to build a cheap, reliable machine.
The techie-turned-philanthropist on vaccines, Trump, and why social media is “a poisoned chalice.”