'Good news — VA Public Health has certified my wife and me as no
longer contagious with COVID19," tweeted 76-year-old Vint Cerf, one of
the creators of the modern internet.
He added one word. "Recovering!"
It seemed especially appropriate that Cerf shared his news online —
and that it drew positive responses from grateful people around the
world, including several who use the internet in their daily lives.
Cerf's tweet immediately drew positive responses from the Internet
Society, as well as the chief operating officer of the Cloud Native
Computing Foundation, YouTube's director of public policy, and a
senior director of communications and public affairs at Google. There
were also congratulatory posts from a Georgetown professor of
technology and law, from Associated Press reporter Frank Bajak, and
the executive director of the Global Privacy and Security by Design
Cerf followed up his news with a re-tweet of Google's "Community
Mobility Reports" charting our aggregate movement trends over time,
and a tweet of a University of Pittsburgh press release about progress
on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Earlier in the week Cerf also re-tweeted a humorous compilation of
clips from the TV show M*A*S*H that illustrated safe practices while
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/20/04/04/0615234
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