While the term “virus” has a specific meaning in information systems parlance, it has long been broadly used to refer to malware, any software with detrimental effects on the operations of an information system. Photo: Shutterstock While the term “virus” has a specific meaning in information systems parlance, it has long been broadly used to refer to malware, any software with detrimental effects on the operations of an information system. Photo: Shutterstock
While the term “virus” has a specific meaning in information systems parlance, it has long been broadly used to refer to malware, any software with detrimental effects on the operations of an information system. Photo: Shutterstock

Letters | How medical science’s coronavirus fight can learn from computer science

  • There are parallels between the preventive systems and incident responses that information systems deploy against malware and those that medicine uses against Covid-19
  • The fight against Covid-19 leaves little room for experimentation, but medical practitioners can still learn from how information systems fight against malware

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
While the term “virus” has a specific meaning in information systems parlance, it has long been broadly used to refer to malware, any software with detrimental effects on the operations of an information system. Photo: Shutterstock While the term “virus” has a specific meaning in information systems parlance, it has long been broadly used to refer to malware, any software with detrimental effects on the operations of an information system. Photo: Shutterstock
While the term “virus” has a specific meaning in information systems parlance, it has long been broadly used to refer to malware, any software with detrimental effects on the operations of an information system. Photo: Shutterstock
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