Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola pandemic pals, I want to start this week’s newsletter off with some good news: The curve appears to be flattening! That being said, we’re also at our most vulnerable point in the pandemic. How we respond over the next month will probably decide whether we get to stop social-distancing in 2020. Medical experts overwhelmingly agree prematurely ending social distancing efforts would most likely lead to a second-wave pandemic. But most think we could pull through… This story continues at The Next Web
Preventable blindness causes widespread social and economic damage for the individual, their community and country. Artificial intelligence (AI) and biotechnology can offer ways to combat preventable blindness, through implants and gels, better diagnosis and increased education. Combatting corneal diseaseCorneal disease is one of the prime causes of preventable blindness. Because of this, the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute focuses its efforts on eradicating preventable blindness worldwide by 2030. Working towards the shared goal of eliminating preventable blindness, organisations and public bodies can create a greater social impact than if they do it alone.