Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that his employees will work from home until at least next July, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to Reuters, "Google had earlier said it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June this year, but most Google employees would likely work from home until the end of this year."
In a press release posted Monday, Moderna claimed that its own coronavirus vaccine was 94.5% effective in an interim analysis. This follows a similarly promising result from Pfizer, whose own vaccine was reportedly 90% effective. Moderna's shares are soaring on the news; it has an advantage over Pfizer in that its vaccine can be stored… READ THE REST
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have pulled their three kids out of school after school administrators and parents both complained about violations of the school's COVID-19 guidelines, according to CNN. The chief worry was Trump and Kushner worked in and among an environment where cases of the highly contagious virus were rampant, and where wearing… READ THE REST
"Our couch was the front line and our patience was our weapon." Absolutely amazing coronavirus 'stay at home' spot from the German government, above. You might not think of humor as an effective way to drive home the message that staying at home helps slow the spread of COVID-19. But that's what's most amazing about… READ THE REST
There used to be a name for people who carried around equipment that could handle almost anything at a moment's notice: Boy Scouts. Now, we're all carrying everyday essentials that will hopefully help us MacGuyver our way out of any sticky situation. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the fight against COVID. KeySmart has… READ THE REST
With everyone stuck in COVID quarantine for much of the year, online sales for Amazon and other retailers have gone through the roof. That means more and more packages coming right to your door, to the sheer delight of a more loathsome brand of COVID opportunist: the porch pirate. Thieves taking off with delivered packages… READ THE REST
In the past few days, the U.S. Air Force rolled out new tools fueled by machine learning to help stem the spread of misinformation about COVID. Additionally, the Library of Congress has launched a project on how to use machine learning to better cross-reference all 170 million items in its overflowing archives. Every day, we… READ THE REST