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The high-tech arsenal we need to fight the coronavirus

Dear reader, If the coronavirus pandemic has stirred our darkest fears, it has also illuminated the s
Dear reader,
If the coronavirus pandemic has stirred our darkest fears, it has also illuminated the spirit of human ingenuity. As cities lock down, restaurants are redesigning their business models on the fly. Scientists are crowdsourcing potential treatments with online puzzles. And Good Samaritans are using 3D printers to make new respirator valves for free.
Our own newsroom has risen to the occasion, despite being quarantined with roommates and kids. (Some of us even enjoy working from home!) Brooke Vittimberga described what it’s like to be immunocompromised. Mark Wilson essayed on why we should all work less. Ruth Reader rounded up the best therapy apps to manage your mental health. Adele Peters explained how you can help the most vulnerable. And with sports events canceled, Jeff Beer called on ESPN to get weird. Marble racing weird. (To find all of our coronavirus coverage in one spot, bookmark this page.)
Of course, the next few months will be a trying time for all of us. We know that our society will have to change dramatically to manage the crisis ahead. So reach out to a friend. Pick up a hobby. And practice self-care. In the meantime, we hope you’ll stick with Fast Company as our intrepid staff reports fearlessly on how design, technology, and business are rising to the challenge. 
As ever, thanks for reading.
Benjamin Landy, executive editor

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