I can share just one story. It is March and Covid starts taking its toll. Some of us at/from Oxford and other equally "silly" institutions/think tanks such as the RAND Corporation are communicating on the benefits of contact tracing. I wrote an article here:

https://medium.com/predict/how-big-data-can-help-us-tackle-covid-19s-spread-8bda64b3adde

Well it was not found worthy to be curated by Medium's team.

A few weeks later Apple and Google announced their contact tracing enablement initiatives and only then it became a story (for others).

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