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Corina DuBois, Author regarding a video discussion with Nova Spivack, Co-Founder of Valence Medical and David Bray, PhD, Director Atlantic Council GeoTech Center

It’s a systems problem, it’s a commerce problem, and ultimately a trust problem.

On April 08, 2020 — Nova Spivack, Co-Founder of Valence Medical and and David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a video discussion centered around “Addressing the Procurement Mismatch of Necessary Equipment During COVID-19.”

In this video, Nova and David discuss the challenges faced by governments with procuring Personal Predictive Equipment (PPE) and other hospital equipment needed for the COVID-19 response from factories that expect payment upfront prior to commencing production. Nova and David make the case for the need for the Federal Reserve, Central Banks, the World Bank, or the International Monetary Fund to assist with this challenges that span countries.

This video is part of a collection of videos by the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center regarding how new technologies and data can assist with the COVID-19 response and long-term recovery. Related videos have discussed:

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Be Benevolent,
Be Bold, and
Be Brave in our challenging times. 

We all can lead. Positive “change agents” — individuals willing to work across sectors and nations to help illuminate better ways through the shared turbulence we are experiencing — are needed now more than ever. We hope you’ll join the good fight against the COVID-19 disruptions alongside us.

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