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It’s Time to Resurrect the Airship Hospitals

An idea devised to beat the tuberculosis pandemic 100 years ago could apply to coronavirus

Illustration: Dalbert Vilarino

InIn response to the coronavirus crisis, China constructed not one but two new medical facilities in Wuhan in just 10 days. Between January 24 and February 3, it transformed undeveloped land into more than half a million square feet of…




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Bill Gourgey

Bill Gourgey

Writer based in Washington, DC. Former IT consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Advises tech startups. Teaches Science Writing at MIT and Johns Hopkins.

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