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Tech Tuesday: How The Pandemic Accelerated Our Reliance On Technology

In this Thursday, March 26, 2020, photo, this wi-fi-enabled school bus, seen at an apartment complex in Winnsboro, S.C., is one of many being sent to rural and lower-income areas around South Carolina to help students with distance learning.
Meg Kinnard
Associated Press
School districts equipped school buses with wi-fi to provide internet access for students who were learning remotely at the beginning of the pandemic.

One year ago today, Ohio logged its first cases of the coronavirus, prompting Gov. DeWine to sign a state of emergency that would soon lead to the shutdown of schools and businesses.

Technology would quickly fill the void, enabling students to learn remotely, and workers to turn their homes into offices. In one day last March, there were 600,000 downloads of the Zoom app.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we continue our weeklong series A Year of COVID with a look at how the pandemic accelerated our reliance on technology for school, work and entertainment.


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