Two things I'd read about are inventions, likely products of new science coming out of global research efforts: 1) desktop gene synthesizer and 2) a method for isolating antibody profiles from patient's blood plasma. There's bound to be a lot more examples, like these rapid tests. I can't judge the relative import of most technical stuff I hear about, but it all sounds good!So what kind of new science can we expect from Covid19?
Some article said:A team of researchers has developed a new nanomechanical technique for fast, one-step, immune-affinity tests, which can quantify the immune response induced by different COVID-19 variants in serum.
New discoveries can't be expected -- they just happen!So what kind of new science can we expect from Covid19?
So if you happen to be a Newton during this time, just be yourself!Newton was able to do what he did not because of where he happened to find himself during the plague but because of who he was—one of the handful of greatest mathematicians and natural philosophers of all time, who, for several years, was able to do almost nothing else with his time but think, reason, and calculate. Against that history, telling yourself as you shelter in place that now is the time to emulate Newton’s ambition is not so helpful. Not because his is an impossible standard (though it is) but because the real lesson is to remember whatever aspect of your life that fired your passion before this mess—and to keep stoking it now.