“If a match is found with another user that has told the system that they have tested positive, you are notified and can take steps to be tested and to self-quarantine.” For a couple weeks, Google and Apple have been working to launch a joint COVID-19 tracing tool for iOS and Android. TechCrunch has an excellent overview on how the program will work. Google and Apple are partnering for contact tracing. Amazon is supplying everything as stores shut down, many for good. Bill Gates, one of the most listened-to thought leaders on pandemic preparedness, is funding factories to develop a vaccines. Jack Ma is supplying medical equipment around the world. Softbank’s CEO is supplying hundreds of millions of masks a month to Japan. Other tech billionaires are funding Covid19 operations. The tech giants are the new nation states.

+ Who’s not acting like a nation state? Our nation state. WaPo: A plan to defeat coronavirus finally emerges, but it’s not from the White House. “A collection of governors, former government officials, disease specialists and nonprofits are pursuing a strategy that relies on the three pillars of disease control.”