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Epidemic Response

Epidemic Response

Completed: 80%

Quest hub:

Prevention & handling of widespread infectious diseases through science and tech, with focus on COVID-19

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Welcome new Heroes (including all user testers)!

Visitors, explore and click the tabs from DATA 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 our 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?

Volunteering Heroes, go take action with a Task, be vocal in the Labs, or post in the newsfeed!

 

Current Quest objective: Reach 150 Quest followers by February 5th, 2021!!! (Date extended to align with our usability testing)

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Check out our curated list of COVID-19 resources below from our LIBRARY section...

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Jun 01, 2021

https://scitechdaily.com/stopping-the-airborne-spread-of-covid-19-nanofiber-filter-captures-almost-100-of-coronavirus-aerosols/

A filter made from polymer nanothreads blew three kinds of commercial masks out of the water by capturing 99.9% of coronavirus aerosols in an experiment. “Our work is the first study to use coronavirus aerosols for evaluating filtration efficiency of face masks and air filters,” said correspondin


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Jun 01, 2021

https://phys.org/news/2021-05-achilles-heel-coronavirus.html

Viruses require the resources of an infected cell to replicate and then infect further cells, and transfer to other individuals. One essential step in the viral life cycle is the production of new viral proteins based on the instructions in the viral RNA genome. Following these construction plans, the cell's own protein synthesis machine, called the ribosome, produces the viral proteins.


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Jun 01, 2021

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01390-4

Key questions remain about how quickly B.1.617 variants can spread, their potential to evade immunity and how they might affect the course of the pandemic.


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May 11, 2021

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-vaccine-booster-shot-pill-patch/

The next generation of COVID vaccines may come in different forms and might even help prevent future pandemics.


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May 11, 2021

https://fortune.com/2021/05/04/vaccine-jabs-covid-19-pills-nasal-sprays-vaxart-altimmune/

“You can ship it to places that don’t have freezers. And you don’t need a qualified medical person to immunize people.”


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Apr 28, 2021

https://news.uchicago.edu/story/uchicago-scientists-design-nanotraps-catch-and-clear-coronavirus-tissue

Researchers at the University of Chicago have designed nanoparticles that capture COVID-19 viruses within the body and then use the body’s own immune system to destroy them.


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Apr 07, 2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/28/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/index.html

The US may face another Covid-19 surge soon -- one that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief says "truly is avoidable."


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Apr 07, 2021

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210406/Research-shows-efficacy-of-early-warning-signals-for-disease-emergence-amid-COVID-19.aspx

The study, published on the pre-print server medRxiv, shows that early warning signals (EWS) provide expected trends, predicting future epidemics and disease emergence.


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Apr 07, 2021

https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/p-cpc040221.php

In a new study, researchers identify three clinical COVID-19 phenotypes, reflecting patient populations with different comorbidities, complications and clinical outcomes. The three phenotypes are described in a paper published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE 1st authors Elizabeth Lusczek and Nicholas Ingraham of University of Minnesota Medical School, US, and colleagues.

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Mar 24, 2021

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-heart-angina-drug-may-be-an-effective-treatment#COVID-19-treatments

New research in cells suggests that bepidril, the heart angina drug, holds promise as an effective treatment for COVID-19.


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Mar 23, 2021

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/covid-19-vaccine-combos-aim-to-boost-immunity-68529

Mix-and-match shots could simplify vaccine rollout and stimulate more-robust immune responses. Ongoing clinical trials will soon give answers.

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