As a first step, hop into our discord server. We won't bite, and there's lots of little ways to help. 🏥

discord.gg/SSc9uyw

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We're launching WeCU - an effort to collect, aggregate, track, and report on hospital bed availability - with the goal of reaching every U.S. hospital, every day.

Looking for a way to contribute on ? We need your help! Days matter.

wecu.network/

If these people stay in charge, it will mean 10s of thousands more deaths than would otherwise occur based on actions still to be taken, or (likely) not.

I was avoiding outrage up until now because it doesn’t help me, but this one is just staggering.

I’m amazed at how well the 4yo and 7yo concentrate on zoom with their classes. Nothing like adults zoning out in meetings. Rapt.

cc @robinsloan@twitter.com @balajis@twitter.com @alexismadrigal@twitter.com

RT @shen@twitter.com

So I made a PAPR (powered air purifying respirator) over the past week in my spare time during self isolation. It was mainly to see if I could do it and ended up learning some cool new skills!

Here's a thread of the steps in designing & building this thing, with pics! (1/11)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/shen/status/124047

Epidemiologists and virologists can't tell society how to respond to

Climate scientists can't tell society how to respond to the climate crisis.

Both of these impact everyone, there are many tradeoffs to navigate, and we all have a voice and a part to play.

Isn’t it wonderful to be able to take care of each other?

4yo: "Hey, what should we do today? Just be stuck in the house?"

Useful thought experiment: Imagine if everyone knew their status (uninfected / infected / recovered) on a one-week interval. How could appropriate transmission precautions be maintained, in the long term, in this information environment? Not just universal shelter in place.

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RT @beaucronin@twitter.com

On time scales beyond a few weeks - and certainly the time frame considered by the Imperial study - the feedbacks dominate (in either direction). We will find 1000 ways large and small to adapt to the new reality. My only prediction is that things will change, a lot.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/beaucronin/status/

So the message is not, in any way, that this is less serious than it seems. But rather: once we have a moment to catch our breath, we will respond with far more creativity, grit, and resourcefulness than seems clear at this fraught moment.

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On time scales beyond a few weeks - and certainly the time frame considered by the Imperial study - the feedbacks dominate (in either direction). We will find 1000 ways large and small to adapt to the new reality. My only prediction is that things will change, a lot.

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There is a strong analogy to the climate crisis: climate science was essential to understanding the situation, and will continue to play a crucial role in guiding our response. But climate scientists can't tell society *how* it should meet the challenge - that's for all of us.

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Epidemiology is an amazing field - and it is the primary tool we have now to navigate this phase of the pandemic. But in the longer term, many other human activities will be just as if not more important to how society navigates this.

twitter.com/NateSilver538/stat

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RT @NateSilver538@twitter.com

If you wanted to critique the Imperial College study it probably wouldn't revolve around their assumptions re: disease transmission (although I wonder what would happen if you assumed COVID-19 is seasonal) but rather their assumptions re: interventions and how effective they are.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/NateSilver538/stat

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RT @drewharwell@twitter.com

The U.S. government is in active talks with Facebook, Google and other tech companies about how they can use aggregate data from Americans' phones to combat the new coronavirus, "including tracking whether people are keeping one another at safe distances" wapo.st/2vxMhue

🐦🔗: twitter.com/drewharwell/status

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