No Magic Bullet ..

.. not yet:

  • No cure .. also, not yet.
  • No therapeutics (like any virus, we can only treat the symptoms while the patient fights it off).
  • No vaccine. While we have progress, 12-18 months is the best reality-based estimate today,
  • No idea who can transmit the disease.
  • No idea if we have it ourselves and can infect those we love.

Testing, testing and testing. Progress there:

  • While not a cure, it can identify people with the antibodies .. those who will likely be able to resist the virus. These folks could potentially return to a ‘normal’ level of activity.
  • The trick: sorting if they’re immune themselves, are they still transmitting the virus?
  • I’m certain there is more to discuss.

How soon will these tests be available to be deployed? In what volumes? In what areas? Who will get them first? Lots of references in the news about processing backlogs creating long delays.

At present, there are still not enough tests, and as it is possible for all of us to be transmitting this without symptoms .. we don’t know from whom to stay away.

In short: “Behave like you have it ..

Stay close. Stay home.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: