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A What’s Next Series: Healthcare’s New Delivery Models Post COVID A series of fast-paced, challenging presentations and conversations with leading healthcare providers and executives presented in 45-minute sessions over eight consecutive weeks. A pandemic normalizes innovation. But does a pandemic make us more innovative or simply accelerate innovation during the crisis? What do we
The true risk of a COVID-19 resurgence as states reopen businesses is unknown. In this paper, we used anonymized cell-phone data to quantify the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission in business establishments by building a Business Risk Index that measures transmission risk over time. The index was built using two metrics, visits per square foot and the average duration of visits, to account for both density of visits and length of time visitors linger in…
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected life worldwide. Governments have been faced with the formidable task of implementing public health measures, such as social distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns, while simultaneously supporting a sluggish economy and stimulating research and development (R&D) for the pandemic. Catalyzing bottom-up entrepreneurship is one method to achieve this. Home-grown efforts by citizens wishing to contribute their time and resources to help have sprouted organically, with ideas shared widely on the internet.…
The COVID-19 virus is a formidable global threat, impacting all aspects of society and exacerbating the existing inequities of our current social systems.1 2 As we battle the virus across multiple fronts, data are critical for understanding this disease and for coordinating an effective global response. Given the current digitisation of so many aspects of life, we are amassing data that can be extrapolated and analysed for the effective forecasting, prevention and treatment of COVID-19.…
August 28-30, 2020, MIT will host 'India: Turning the Tide,' the seventh in a series of MIT-led hackathons designed to create solutions to address critical needs during the COVID-19 crisis.
Competition is a valid mechanism to bring out the best in each person, in whatever area. Competing with ethics, respect and fair play generates positive results, both for those who compete and for those who do so. In this scenario, the participation of Colombian students in one of the virtual competitions […]
Some 300 data scientists and health care professionals from around the world joined the MIT Covid-19 Datathon to see what insights about how to contain the virus, limit its damage, and address the deep-rooted health and racial inequalities it has exposed they might uncover.
A 48-hour virtual event to focus on developing solutions that will have a meaningful impact in Latin America in the next three to six months.
42% of people in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1.90 a day. As the pandemic slowly progresses throughout the continent, with most of the 35,000+ Covid-19 cases concentrated in North Africa and South Africa, a group of MIT students decided to host an “Africa Takes on Covid-19” challenge last weekend. It was the third […]
MIT’s entrepreneurial groups have launched a number of initiatives to address challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.