The numbers began ticking up in September. After a quiet summer, doctors at Rhode Island Hospital began seeing one or two patients with Covid-19 on each shift — and soon three. Then four. Cases climbed steadily until early December, when Rhode Island earned the dubious distinction of having more cases and deaths per 100,000 people than any […]
Las Vegas Chapels Are Open, and Ready Las Vegas has always been a convenient place to get married. Their Marriage License Bureau was open 24/7 until a few years ago and it was common for people to drive from surrounding states after dinner and be married by sun-rise. “In a way, Vegas is set up […]
Physical Education class has been reorganized around no-contact sports. Some students play tossing rings while others play a modified version of dodge ball called gaga ball in the background. How Rhode Island Reopened Schools During a Pandemic For the New York Times At LaPerche Elementary School Principal Julie Dorsey takes a student’s temperature as students […]
Ambulance Ride-Along in a Covid-19 Hotspot Chelsea, Massachusetts was designated as a Covid-19 hotspot with the highest infection ratio in the state. For weeks the local ambulance services and fire-fighters work circling the Boston suburb picking up suspected cases, transferring them between hospitals and trying not to get infected themselves. These photos are from a […]
Proximity Pilot Contact Tracing App A video produced for Julie Shah’s team and their study of a contact tracing app, Proximity Pilot. It is long and descriptive because it was designed for the longform TEDxMIT. This talk describes the launch of a study on the effectiveness of digital contact tracing and aims to mature new […]
A portrait of Professor Ali Mohamed Zaki in his office in Cairo, Egypt on March 15 . Dr. Zaki diagnosed the first patient with a strain of the Corona Virus in Saudi Arabia. He was then fired for announcing it himself, but the information was later used to help diagnose another patient in the UK.