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What Comes Next: How tech is helping society reopen after coronavirus

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Apple Maps adds coronavirus testing sites for entire U.S.

Apple Maps has added data for coronavirus testing sites across all 50 states. The feature makes also includes extra information about each health facility.
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Google, Apple promise to encrypt data from contact-tracing tech

Amid privacy concerns about coronavirus contact tracing plans, Apple and Google announced new protections to their systems on Friday, such as encrypted data.

FDA says it’s a terrible idea to use hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus at home

The FDA issued a warning in late April about the potentially life-threatening side effects of using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat the coronavirus.
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No, you shouldn’t inject yourself with disinfectant to ‘cure’ the coronavirus

The manufacturer of Lysol has warned its products should under no circumstances be ingested, after Trump speculated it could be a treatment for coronavirus.
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Coronavirus conspiracy theories and myths debunked

With COVID-19 now gripping the world, it's no surprise that conspiracy theories and misinformation are spreading. Here are the facts on six of those rumors.
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Doctors share what it’s like to team up with a robot to fight the coronavirus

Some coronavirus patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston are being greeted by a new kind of nurse: A four-legged Boston Dynamics robot named Spot.

Coronavirus testing: Everything you need to know

The U.S. needs more tests for the coronavirus pandemic, but these tests have accuracy issues that need fixing as well before lockdown measures can be eased.
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FDA authorizes first at-home coronavirus test

In response to a mass shortage of available tests, the FDA has authorized a direct-to-consumer at-home test for the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. 
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Facebook, Google coronavirus surveys may soon predict outbreaks, researchers say

Data from surveys run on Facebook and Google could be used to track and even predict the spread of coronavirus, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon.
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WHO warns that coronavirus antibody tests won’t save us

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that antibody, or serology, tests have not shown to prove a patient has developed immunity to the coronavirus.
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Should you sanitize your mail and packages during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Proper cleaning is important to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus from surfaces in your house, but what should you do with your mail and packages?
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WHO says these six things need to happen before lockdowns are lifted 

The World Health Organization has six recommendations countries need to follow before ending lockdowns, if they don't want COVID-19 cases to spike again.

What is contact tracing and can it help in the fight against coronavirus?

Contact tracing helps in preventing the spread of a virus and Google and Apple are teaming up to make it easier for us to interact again.
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It’s time to enlist your 3D printer in the fight against coronavirus

It's easy to use your 3D printer to make personal protective equipment for coronavirus responders. Here's how.
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How to donate coronavirus aid and PPE online

Why not use your idle time at home to pitch in and help humanity beat the pandemic?
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UV light is nature’s disinfectant, but can it kill coronavirus?

UV light is commonly used to disinfect surfaces and kill bacteria -- but can it work against the coronavirus? Here's everything we know about its effectiveness.
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Bill Gates will gamble billions to make a potential coronavirus vaccine

Bill Gates told The Daily Show's Trevor Noah that the Gates Foundation is spending billions to manufacture factories for potential coronavirus vaccines.
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Bill Gates says mass shutdowns are needed to stop coronavirus spread

Bill Gates predicted coronavirus cases in the U.S. won't peak until at least late-April and warned ending shutdowns early could be disastrous.
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New coronavirus test promises to give you results on an app in 30 minutes

The testing device would sync to an app that controls the device, provide telemedicine options, and track someone's movement to contain the spread of the virus.
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Apple may reopen some of its stores in the first half of April

Apple closed its stores outside mainland China on March 15 due to COVID-19. It wanted to reopen them by the end of this month, but it's going to take longer.
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Startup creates $135 coronavirus test you can take at home

Medical-testing startup Everywell will soon offer a direct-to-consumer home test kit for the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. The kit will cost $135.
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Tesla, other carmakers could repurpose factories to build ventilators

Elon Musk says he will repurpose factories to build ventilators if there’s a shortage amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. GM and Ford could chip in as well.
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Coronavirus vaccines are in the works, but they aren’t coming soon

As many people keep themselves at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, vaccines are already in the works. Unfortunately, they won't be here anytime soon.