The coronavirus health crisis has resulted in many changes. Changes in our we work, how we educate our children and how the healthcare system learns simultaneously with treating patients. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have adapted labs and lessons learned from treating other diseases to help check the virus and save lives. This interesting topic came to us from USC News in their article, “USC experts explore new technologies to combat COVID-19.

Numerous emerging technologies are being utilized at this unprecedented time with the goal of giving humans an advantage, despite the pandemic outbreak. Technological tools such as supercomputers, software apps, virtual reality, big data and algorithms are now in play. They are using the tools to find ways to search and destroy coronavirus DNA, turn smartphones into personal protection devices as well as tracking the potential spread of the disease, and use people-friendly simulators to help cope with the crush of medical cases.

Melody K. Smith

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