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Last updated: April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022

Here in the U.S., when we go to a hospital or a doctor's office, electricity is not at the top of our minds.  It is not typically a concern that the lights will go out during a procedure or that the machines keeping someone alive will stop functioning. We don't generally think about how high-speed internet allows doctors to communicate with a global network of healthcare professionals who may have a solution to curing our illness.  And many of us, who very eagerly went out and got our COVID vaccine, which was -- is available almost everywhere here in the U.S. -- we simply got in our cars or walked a few blocks, and didn't worry that when we got to our destination we'd be turned away because the refrigeration system went out -  the doses had spoiled.