I’m Jyoti, a student at Chigwell School on the outskirts of London. At the moment, my school is closed while we are all practicing social distancing and self-isolation to limit the effects of Covid-19. My mother is a doctor in the NHS (and she has currently contracted Covid-19) and my father is a medic who advises governments across the world on policy. I have used my time away from school to put this appeal together with the help of some of the world’s leading technology start-ups.
AP News, 29 March 2020: At first, the coronavirus was just a fairy tale, a rumor along the dusty lanes of the displaced persons’ camp that Habiba Ali calls home.
It seemed fantastical: an illness sweeping the world far beyond Somalia’s borders, killing thousands of people and sending some of the richest countries into panic......