How Epidemics Spur Innovation – Infographic

When the going gets tough, the tough start innovating. That’s not to say you should feel the need to improve our knowledge of particle physics if you are safe at home wearing your pajamas all day, but for some people the added stress of a pandemic is their time to shine.

Shakespeare wrote King Lear during an epidemic, and today’s innovators are using 3D printers to print valves for respirators, rigging up snorkel masks to CPAP machines to deliver oxygen, and antimicrobial fabric to make washable, reusable face masks to protect healthcare workers. Learn more about the history of innovation during epidemics and how today’s innovation is protecting public health below!

Epidemics and Innovation

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