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Epidemic Response

Epidemic Response

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Prevention and handling of a widespread infectious disease through science and technology, with current focus on COVID-19

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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

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

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Jul 07, 2020

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/sars-cov-2-reactive-t-cells-found-in-patients-with-severe-covid-19-67695

A small subset of uninfected people also had SARS-CoV-2-fighting T cells, a finding that scientists are still trying to figure out.


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Jul 07, 2020

As documented by media outlets, it’s known by most people how on-site testing works, you drive to the testing site, a person in white PPE comes up and sticks a cotton swab into to your nose, twists it a bit and then that’s it. Or perhaps it was a finger prick to get results from your blood. But what happens to your swab in the lab? How does a possible infected person’s blood result in either a positive or negative result? What are the downsides to certain tests? Those are the questions that are being asked by quite a few people who are curious as to what goes on behind the scenes.

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Jul 06, 2020

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/06/health/spain-coronavirus-antibody-study-lancet-intl/index.html

Spain's large-scale study on the coronavirus indicates just 5% of its population has developed antibodies, strengthening evidence that a so-called herd immunity to Covid-19 is "unachievable," the medical journal the Lancet reported on Monday.

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Jul 06, 2020

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2020.00307/full

A new member of the large family of coronavirus (CoV), CoVID-19, is causing significant concern worldwide. Given the “young age” of the infection, specific literature data on cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are still not available but evidence has clearly assessed that people with underlying health conditions, including CF, seem to be a major risk of COVID-19-mediated serious illness.


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Jul 04, 2020

The German coronavirus tracking app has been downloaded over 14 million times, how does it work and how can it help prevent the spread of the deadly disease?


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Jul 04, 2020

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/mmr-vaccine-could-prevent-worst-symptoms-of-covid-19

New research finds that the MMR, the common vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella, can prevent the most severe symptoms in COVID-19.

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Jul 04, 2020

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/one-uk-trial-transforming-covid-19-treatment-why-haven-t-others-delivered-more-results

A World Health Organization–led global trial of treatments for COVID-19 was slow to enroll coronavirus-infected people, like this one in a Spanish intensive care unit, whereas a large trial in the United Kingdom quickly produced results for three treatments.

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Jul 04, 2020

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/what-best-way-treat-covid-19-remdesivir-plasma-are-promising-n1232686

Studies of remdesivir — the most promising drug shown to treat COVID-19 so far — will soon enter a new phase of research, even before analysis is completed on the current phase of study.

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Jul 04, 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/04/uk-ponders-joining-eus-coronavirus-vaccine-scheme

Ministers said to be weighing benefits against broader desire to cut ties with Brussels.

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Jul 04, 2020

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53221435

Wheelchair-user Ginny Butcher says disabled people in the UK have been abandoned during the pandemic.

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Jul 04, 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/03/is-coronavirus-really-in-retreat-in-the-uk

Key questions about Covid-19 answered as lockdowns ease across the four nations

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