Hi! I’m Sidney Fussell. I’m a reporter in San Francisco covering technology for WIRED. Previously, I was a staff writer at The Atlantic. I write about surveillance, the data economy, the social impacts of AI, and, of course, the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. I’d love to hear from you. Here’s mye-mail,Linkedin, and Twitter.
The H1N1 Crisis Predicted Covid-19’s Toll on Black Americans
In 2009, nonwhite patients got sicker faster, recovered more slowly, and died at higher rates than white patients. Now history is repeating itself.
The Pandemic Creates New Challenges for Crisis Counselors
Therapists and hotline workers who work with abuse victims now must take calls from home, increasing their risk for isolation and emotional burnout.
A Wearable for Opioid Patients Gets Retooled for Covid-19
It alerts staff when a patient’s condition changes, allowing people to be sent home and monitored remotely. Two hospital systems will begin testing it this week.