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Epidemic Response

Epidemic Response

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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)

Expand the "Completed:" progress bar above for more details on how to help with this


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

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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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Mar 23, 2021

https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/covid-19-vaccine-comparison

Keeping up with COVID-19 vaccines can be a daunting task, whether they are authorized for use or still undergoing clinical trials. To help people keep up, Yale Medicine mapped out a comparison of the five most prominent COVID-19 vaccines.

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Mar 10, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/01/health/covid-vaccine-lymph-nodes.html

The condition is becoming more common as immunization rates increase. Experts are suggesting ways to ease patients’ fears and avoid needless testing.

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Feb 24, 2021

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/vaccine-wary-france-turns-citizens-panel-boost-trust-covid-19-shots

All across Europe, coronavirus vaccines are in scarce supply. But in France, they are also surprisingly unwanted: Recent polls suggest just 57% of the country intends to get vaccinated, whereas in the United Kingdom, 89% wants to get a shot for COVID-19.


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Feb 24, 2021

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00290-x

It is clear that coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective, but as more are rolled out, researchers are learning about the extent and nature of side effects.


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Feb 17, 2021

https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0YT8RMkm?share_id=eyJ1c2VyaWQiOjEyMDQ2NjAzLCJkb2NfaWQiOiIwWVQ4Uk1rbSIsInRpbWVzdGFtcCI6MTYxMzU2NzY0MDMwOH0=&share_destination_id=MTIwNDY2MDMtMTYxMzU2NzY0Nzk3OQ==&s=a7&pd=00oXs337&hl=en_US

People with blood type O have a lower chance of being infected with or developing serious illness from COVID-19, a recent study says. Research published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine looked at more than 225,000 people who had been tested for COVID-19 between Jan. 15 and June 30, 2020. Scientists found that people with blood type O negative had a 2.1% chance of testing positive for coronavirus—the lowest probability among all blood groups. The highest probability was in the blood group B positive, at 4.2%.

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Feb 15, 2021

Wishing Humanitrack a happy 3rd birthday today and a big thank you to everyone for shaping it into the impactful company, community, and platform that it is meant to be. We have such an exciting outlook for this new year...we are finally getting to the point where it all finally comes together and we can continue to clearly identify and overcome the roadblocks to make it all a success. The path forward has never been clearer as it is here on our birthday and it makes me so excited to see the potential of what we can achieve in this next year with the support of amazing humans!


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Feb 05, 2021

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210205/climate-change-may-have-helped-covid19-emerge

It's a link few might have considered, but a new study indicates that climate change may have prompted the COVID-19 pandemic. Rising temperatures caused by greenhouse emissions have boosted the growth of bat-friendly forest habitat in China's southern province of Yunnan and neighboring areas, making the region a hotspot for bat-borne coronaviruses.


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