Curated content on the fight against COVID-19: Articles, blog posts, and videos
Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid vaccine found to be 90% effective
A Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech has been found to be more than 90 per cent effective, in a major breakthrough that could make the shot available for use by the end of the year if drug authorities give it the green light.
YouTube has pledged to delete misleading claims about coronavirus vaccines as part of a fresh effort to tackle Covid-19 misinformation. It said any videos that contradict expert consensus from local health authorities, such as the NHS or World Health Organization, will be removed. It follows an announcement by Facebook that it would ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated.
Team Israel Start-Up Nation partners with Sonovia to develop innovative SonoMasks for Tour de France
Team Israel Start-Up Nation will be using innovative protective masks by Sonovia Ltd. during their participation in this year’s Tour de France bicycle race. The measures are to ensure the safety of each participant during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Latin America’s Startups are Beating Old and New COVID Bureaucracy with Legaltech
If citizens in Latin America have a government-related issue to address, they have to jump through plenty of bureaucracy. To make matters worse, Covid-19 has put administrative offices in a fix. Social distancing means people can’t be cramped into waiting rooms as per their usual annoying protocol.
The New Digital Age: Technology-Driven Opportunities for the Post-Coronavirus Era
What opportunities will the pandemic present to the global community? And how can Israel’s tech ecosystem help countries and corporations prepare for the new equilibrium? To address these questions and many others, Start-Up Nation Central today issued an interactive digital report entitled “The New Digital Age: How Israel’s Tech Ecosystem Can Help Shape the Post-COVID-19 Era.”
Coronavirus: 23 New Research Projects to Receive €128 Million in EU Funding
The Commission will support 23 new research projects with €128 million in response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The funding under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme, is part of the Commission's €1.4 billion pledge to the Coronavirus Global Response initiative.
The Gates Foundation Commits Another $150 Million to Accelerate Covid-19 Vaccines
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed another $150 million to accelerate the manufacturing and delivery of up to 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries as early as the first half of 2021.
Tel Aviv University Researchers say they have Antibody treatment for Coronavirus
Researchers at Tel Aviv University this week said they identified a combination of COVID-19 antibodies that can serve as both medication for patients suffering from the disease and a preventive treatment for high-risk populations.