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    Global leaders unite to ensure everyone everywhere can access new vaccines, tests and treatments for COVID-19

    8 May, 2020
    Unprecedented gathering of heads of government, institutions and industry cements commitment to accelerate development and delivery for all populations
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    Startup Europe Accelerator COVID-19 CHALLENGE

    5 May, 2020
    A Finnovaregio Foundation iniciative to identify innovative ideas and projects which can help in our fight against COVID-19, other virus and other similar sanitary problems.

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    Nvidia’s top scientist develops open-source ventilator that can be built with $400 in readily available parts

    5 May, 2020

    Nvidia Chief Scientist Bill Dally has released an open-source ventilator hardware design he developed in order to address the shortage resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic. The mechanical ventilator design developed by Dally can be assembled quickly, using off-the-shelf parts with a total cost of around $400 — making it an accessible and affordable alternative to traditional, dedicated ventilators, which can cost $20,000 or more.

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    Twitter opens up data for researchers to study COVID-19 tweets

    4 May, 2020
    Twitter Inc will grant researchers and software developers access to a real-time data stream of tens of millions of daily public tweets about COVID-19, which they can use to study the spread of the disease or track misinformation, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.Click here for reference



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    NASA Virtual Hackathon to Develop COVID-19 Solutions | May 30-31

    1 May, 2020
    NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) are inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in a virtual hackathon May 30-31 dedicated to putting open data to work in developing solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    During the global Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge, participants from around the world will create virtual teams that – during a 48-hour period ...
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    Use of the Demographic and Health Survey framework as a population surveillance strategy for COVID-19

    30 Apr, 2020
    Governments worldwide are currently deliberating the feasibility of a national shutdown strategy to contain and mitigate the effect of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on their country's population. Testing for COVID-19 is mainly being done among at-risk individuals (eg, those with influenza-like symptoms, people who have had contact with an individual testing positive for COVID-19, health-care professionals, or those with a travel history to an affected region), thus an accurate valu...
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    HEALTH SECURITY & PANDEMICS: An MIT Hackathon!

    29 Apr, 2020

    How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?

    Over $1.5 million in prize funding is available for Solve's 2020 Global Challenges, including Health Security & Pandemics.




    Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza. While scientists and drug developers, with support f...
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    Esri | GIS Software, COVID-19 Hub Resources

    28 Apr, 2020

    Esri is providing free licensing for 6 months to qualified Governments and Organizations working on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Go to this website to access the COVID-19 data, resources and application for Disaster Response Support (Free licensing and support).




    University Students can also get free Esri software along with training. This was done to support students who are no longer able to study at school and are doing so from home. More information&...
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    COVI-Preg, a structured data collection tool available to any facility assessing pregnant patients for SARS-CoV-2 infection

    28 Apr, 2020




    Emerging infectious diseases require a global approach and adaptive tools to allow for rapid and comprehensive characterisation of the risks associated with the disease, particularly in pregnancy. That is why some scientists have adapted a Zika Virus international web registry, to acquire large cohorts and allow accurate risk estimations, and therefore a global perspective for scientists and clinicians involved in the care of pregnant patients during the pandemic. 
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    Coronavirus Tech Handbook

    24 Apr, 2020

    The Coronavirus Tech Handbook is a crowdsourced library of tools and resources relating to COVID-19  response. It is a rapidly evolving resource with thousands of expert contributors.

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    NIH Map of studies worldwide

    23 Apr, 2020

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a real-time world map that shows the number of clinical studies concerning the novel coronavirus that have been carried out in each region. In this map, studies with no locations are not included in the counts or on the map, and studies with multiple locations are included in each region containing locations.

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    Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology

    21 Apr, 2020

    Across the world, governments and health authorities are working together to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect people and get society back up and running. Software developers are contributing by crafting technical tools to help combat the virus and save lives. In this spirit of collaboration, Google and Apple are announcing a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, with user privacy an...