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Epidemic Response

Epidemic Response

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Quest hub:

Global and local prevention and handling of a widespread infectious disease, with focus on COVID-19

Welcome!

Visitors, explore and click the tabs from TASKS to EVENTS (scroll left on mobile)

What is our purpose with this Quest?

  • To create agile, interactive, and complete overviews and roadmaps of the technologies driving progress on handling and preventing COVID-19 and future epidemics, and then help accelerate that progress

How?

  • The publicly available databases and roadmaps we create as a community help align all entities working on solutions and identify where to focus efforts and resources for maximum impact
  • Enable anyone, even non-technical people, to take action to fight COVID-19 with science, technology, and innovation via these tasks
  • Provide an open source pre-projecting platform to nurture ideas and breed innovation for new and improved solutions
  • This all leads to making the most of our global resources, collaboration, and impact to accelerate progress on the most ideal, affordable, and sustainable solutions

Want to help?

  • Become a Hero and JOIN NOW (is free, takes 10 minutes here and there)
  • Join our growing volunteering team of researchers, ambassadors, content creators, communicators, moderators...more info and sign-up HERE
  • Spread the word: follow, like, tag, share! Insta LinkedIn FB Twitter
  • Show some love via our Support page

Heroes, let's start with these easy types of tasks

  • Invite more heroes
  • Like and follow us on social media
  • Update or add to SOLUTIONS
  • Add to NETWORK
  • Add to EVENTS
  • Add to LIBRARY

More types of tasks are coming! Add suggestions HERE

Help lead our community and world with your actions!

 

Available tasks

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May 19, 2020

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/t-cells-found-covid-19-patients-bode-well-long-term-immunity?fbclid=IwAR0-gUxmNCQp5I41UfUy0nmCiIPiwpKsMV8zuZOd1QviXhiYI4MlrD4alDc#

Using bioinformatics tools, a team led by Shane Crotty and Alessandro Sette, immunologists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, predicted which viral protein pieces would provoke the most powerful T cell responses. They then exposed immune cells from 10 patients who had recovered from mild cases of COVID-19 to these viral snippets. Photo: NIAID


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May 19, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krPe-n5r9CE

Study subjects who received Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine had positive early results, according to the biotech company, which partnered with the National Instit...


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May 15, 2020

An overview of the current scientific progressions of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates.


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May 15, 2020

https://academic.oup.com/function/advance-article/doi/10.1093/function/zqaa002/5836301

Mouthwashes vary widely in composition; however, some commercially available formulations contain ethanol at 14-27% (w/v) in the UK, Europe and US. This article reviewed the available scientific literature to establish whether oral treatment using ethanol-based or other types of mouthwashes could present a strategy to either dampen or reduce viral load, to potentially restrict virus transmission in the current pandemic situation, particularly for vulnerable individuals or healthcare workers. Photo source: huffingtonpost


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May 04, 2020

💧 Spit 💡 Shine 💻Compute - Check out our article on the fascinating 5 minute, €15 COVID-19 testing solution in development by Copenhagen Nanosystems!


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Apr 29, 2020

A quick look into the global state of testing for COVID-19, with links to resources for going deeper into understanding the advantages and disadvantages of testing solutions available now as well as a sampling of some of the promising solutions in-development


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Apr 27, 2020

https://www.who.int/india/emergencies/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-infection-prevention-and-control-sameeksha

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Sameeksha (Hindi; review) compiles recent key IPC resources on COVID from scientific journals, WHO guidelines, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare /Government of India guidelines, and trainings and IPC resources. The intended target audience for this includes clinical and public health professionals in both public and private sector in India.


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Apr 27, 2020

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52363791

As one of the world's biggest vaccine makers, India could play a big role in stopping the virus.


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Apr 20, 2020

https://www.rutgers.edu/news/new-rutgers-saliva-test-coronavirus-gets-fda-approval

Rutgers university in NJ is using saliva to test for Covid-19 for a more efficient and safe testing method. Testing has been approved, Dr. Andrew Brooks is the chief operating officer and director of technology at the Rutgers lab. Other links on the subject include- (((ABC News Article and info on expanding testing))) https://abcnews.go.com/Health/scientist-saliva-test-breakthrough-sees-bridge-nationwide-coronavirus/story?id=70174505 (((Testing Summary PDF))) https://www.fda.gov/media/136875/download


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