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Health - To lockdown or not to lockdown

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The latest news and information about innovations in healthcare.
Hi folks!
I am a huge fan of Elon Musk. I first heard about him when I was 19 years old, at the very beginning of my medical studies. I think I spent more than 100 hours in total to read and watch about his life that year. His story is definitely inspiring. He is hope.
But hope can sometimes disappoint. So has Elon. Like when he started tweeting against lockdown, which is the only way to protect our elderlies from this very viral virus, for the benefit of Tesla’s stock, putting hundreds of lives at risk.
As the articles we curated this week show, until scientists find a vaccine, we’ll really need to act very cautiously.
Please take care of you and your relatives,
-Alaedine

What about science?
Each week, we curate some scientific articles that introduce a disrupting innovation or a worth-reading opinion.
Leveraging Advances in Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Quality and Timing of Palliative Care | Cancers
Generation and evaluation of synthetic patient data | BMC
Wearable Devices for Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring: JACC State-of-the-Art Review
Week's hot trends and impacts
Thoughts on testing, tracking apps and the lockdown. Bonus: a really funny article from Nature.
First CRISPR test for the coronavirus approved in the United States | Nature
A flood of coronavirus apps are tracking us. Now it’s time to keep track of them. | MIT Technology Review
When Will It Be Safe to End Coronavirus Lockdowns? | The New Yorker
Coronavirus diaries: All the things we do not do | Nature
For VCs
Some of the biggest fundraising/acquisition of the week.
LetsGetChecked Nabs $71M for Direct-to-Consumer At-Home Health Testing
Medable Secures $25M Funding To Reduce Clinical Trial Timelines
Owkin raises $25 million as it builds a secure network for healthcare analysis and research
Book of the week
Too Smart | The MIT Press
Techstars Startup Digest Health is curated by:
Alaedine Benani Alaedine Benani - MD PhD Trainee - MSc in Data Science & Entrepreneurship
alaedine.benani@startupdigestmail.com
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