How robots and other tech can make the fight against coronavirus safer

Robot-like technology, backed by a human face, helped provide care for the first patient in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. The 35-year-old man, who had recently returned from Wuhan, China, was treated in late-January at the Providence Regional Health Center in Everett, Washington. Dr. Todd Czartoski, chief medical technology officer for Providence health system, said teams of care providers had been practicing and developing protocols to treat highly infectious patients since the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

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