There’s no bright side to the coronavirus killing tens of thousands of people and displacing many more.

But it has, in many cases, sped up businesses adopting digital transformation technologies to be better prepared should the current epidemic drags on as well as for the next epidemic.

Last week, Dongyan Wang, a vice president at the business software startup Landing AI, said that the coronavirus has led more manufacturers to consider upgrading their factories with cutting-edge data crunching. His startup is increasingly being contacted by companies that want to install more A.I. technologies to automate their operations—especially companies with facilities in Asia.

There’s no bright side to the coronavirus killing tens of thousands of people. But it has, in some cases, sped up businesses adopting certain technologies so they can be better prepared if the current epidemic drags on and for the next epidemic. Last week, Dongyan Wang, a vice president […]

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell explores what actually happens when it infects a human and what should we all do.

In December 2019 the Chinese authorities notified the world that a virus was spreading through their communities. In the following months it spread to other countries, with cases doubling within days. This virus is the “Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2”, that causes the disease called COVID19, and that everyone simply calls Coronavirus.

DW News has an interesting overview of the global impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus cases are down in China but rising in the West:China is reporting another drop in the number of new cases of Coronavirus infections. But the death toll in the country where the Covid-19 Coronavirus began is now nearing 3,000. Elsewhere Iran’s death toll has risen to 92, the highest outside China.The EU has reported the first confirmed case of the virus at its administrative centre in Brussels. Italy has announced it will close all schools and colleges across the country for two weeks.The German government had banned the export of medical gear and adjusted a national travel advisory to warn of an “elevated quarantine risk” associated with cruise ship travel.