A COVID-19 Vaccine and What This Means for the Future

The FDA recently authorized the use of a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Here are some of my thoughts on what this means for the pandemic and the future.

Making Open Data Machine-Usable

Open data is data (like statistical and scientific data) that is free to use by anyone. During the COVID-19 pandemic, new data is coming from all directions on a daily basis.

One important aspect of open data is making sure that it can be used by computers. Computers make it much easier to collect and analyze data in order to find trends and make predictions, which is crucial in responding to a crisis.