This $2,500 ventilator is a masterclass in designing for the COVID-19 era

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The biggest design feats of COVID-19 are medical devices that can be Frankensteined together with the parts that are available—not necessarily the parts you want. We thought that talk of ventilator shortages was done in the U.S., that we’d powered through peak demand from COVID-19 patients with some clever hacks . Now in places like Houston , where COVID-19 is spiking while hospitals reach capacity, that might not be the case. Ventilator shortages are a real issue that still lingers not just in parts of the U.S., but across 10 African countries , too. Read Full Story

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COVID-19 prompts Zoom doping tests for athletes

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced anti-doping groups to get creative. Here’s a new addition to the list of things happening at home during the COVID-19 pandemic: doping tests for professional athletes. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is now exploring in-home drug tests with a pilot program of 15 volunteers. Read Full Story

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The U.S. is now home to nearly 800 billionaires, worth a combined $3.4 trillion

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The number of billionaires in the world is at a record high, and the U.S. is home to more than any other country. The number of billionaires in the world—2,825 individuals, with a combined wealth of $9.4 trillion in 2019—is at a record high, and more live in the U.S. than any other country. And, despite the economic fallout of COVID-19, the number of billionaires in certain business sectors continues to grow. Read Full Story

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Check these COVID-19 risk scores before traveling this holiday season

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If you’re considering a trip to visit friends or family, this map can help you understand where COVID-19 rates are rising. Just how risky is it to travel for the holidays this year? With rising rates of COVID-19, many experts are recommending a moratorium on holiday gatherings. But for those who are trying to decide whether they still want to travel, smart-thermometer company Kinsa has created predictive COVID-19 risk scores for every county in the U.S. Read Full Story

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