How healthcare and pharma tech breakthroughs are helping us fight Covid-19

AI, telemedicine and medical devices

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Aanand Venkatramanan of Legal & General Investment Management
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Aanand Venkatramanan of Legal & General Investment Management

We have come a long way in how we respond to pandemics since the widespread outbreak of Spanish flu that is estimated to have infected 500 million and killed up to 50 million people just over a century ago.

Significant breakthroughs have been achieved in healthcare technology and pharmaceutical industry over the recent decades, and vast strides have been made in epidemic control and prevention. Yet, as governments and institutions work to prevent the further spread of what is now known as Covid-19 on one end, scientists and researchers in healthcare companies and universities are working hard to find a cure on the other. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, there has been an exponential rise in the research on coronavirus with over 1,500 papers and articles related to coronavirus published ac...

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