COVID-19

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Datasets

Using natural language processing, AI could generate valuable new insights from the published research.

Tracking

Kaggle

The primary goal of Kaggle’s COVID-19 effort is to find factors that impact the transmission of COVID-19 (particularly those that map to the NASEM/WHO open scientific questions). You've already shown great results in producing meaningful insights to help address the pandemic! - Kaggle Team

  • COVID-19 Dataset Challenge: Kagglers will need to find, curate, share -- and join -- useful public datasets. You can review the relevant threads for sharing datasets and discussing dataset ideas to get an idea of the types of things that Kagglers find most useful. For this challenge we are only considering public datasets on Kaggle.

Acknowledgments

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Research Tools

Which help to uncover potential patterns across research papers...

NLP-Powered Epidemiological Investigation

When the Coronavirus outbreak hit China, Alibaba’s DAMO Academy developed the StructBERT NLP model. Being deployed in Alibaba’s ecosystem, the model powered not only the search engine on Alibaba’s retail platforms but also anonymous healthcare data analysis. By analyzing the text of medical records and epidemiological investigation, the Centers for Disease Control (CDCs) used StructBERT for fighting against COVID-19 in China cities.

Being based on the BERT pre-trained model, StructBert not only understands the context of words in search queries but also leverages the structural information: sentence-level ordering and word-level ordering.

Simulations


Social Distancing

Understanding the Virus

What is Corona virus? What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-COV2 is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. It is believed that COVID-19 was transmitted from pangolin to humans (current theory). Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute

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The "Six-Foot Rule" For The Coronavirus Is Based On Science From The 1930s. | Lydia Bourouiba - MIT disease transmission researcher - JAMA


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From email stating the source is The Center for Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins...

  • The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
  • Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
  • The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

  • HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
  • Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
  • Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
  • Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
  • NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
  • NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
    • between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
    • 4 hours (copper and wood)
    • 24 hours (cardboard),
    • 42 hours (metal) and
    • 72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

  • The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

  • UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
  • The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
  • Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
  • NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
  • LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
  • The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
  • You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
  • You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
  • Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL

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Corona Virus: Corona Virus: Treatment, Prognosis, Precautions | Zach Murphy

Corona Virus: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics | Zach Murphy

The Exponential Power of Now | Nicholas P. Jewell is Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the London School of Medicine and Tropical Medicine