A little after midnight of Dec 30, 2019: BlueDot, a Canadian AI start-up, raised an alarm about a disease outbreak in China. In the months that followed, authorities the world over paid heavily for neglecting this clarion call. When AI speaks, you must listen.
Wuhan - The onset of COVID-19 - Two healthcare workers under 30 years of age catch the coronavirus. One survives. Other succumbs.
In almost half-a-year of its existence, the coronavirus has equally baffled authorities and healthcare professionals. It is not just another flu. Even the last flu left us scrambling for a vaccine for almost 100 years.