Earlier this week, Kaggle released a new dataset challenge in response to White House’s Call to Action: the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge.
Research papers about coronavirus is wildly growing. There are over 29,000 publications in the dataset. It is hard for medical professionals to manually digest these papers and extract useful insights in support of the fight against the infectious disease. With the launch of COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge, the hope is to leverage modern AI technologies, e.g. natural language processing, to help medical professionals find answers to high priority questions.
Here is a list of resources available to help tackle the challenge. If you observe anything missing, please post in the comments section.
Coronavirus Genome Sequence – Metagenomic RNA sequencing of a sample of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from the patient identified a new RNA virus strain from the family Coronaviridae, which is designated here ‘WH-Human 1’ coronavirus (and has also been referred to as ‘2019-nCoV’).
What you need to know about the Coronavirus(COVID-19). We are posting this video and other resources as a response to people asking for information that they can use to learn and act to protect themselves. (Updated March 13th, 2020)
What You Need to Know: High-level Facts
Dr. Peter Lin on CBC
Information about the coronavirus outbreak is spreading fast, but what do we actually know about the illness? CBC News medical contributor and family physician Dr. Peter Lin breaks down the facts about what it is, where it came from, how it spreads and what you can do to protect yourself
Registered Nurse RN
Coronavirus (COVID-19) nursing review of the symptoms, causes, and prevention measures.
How Does it Spread? (Center for Disease Control – CDC)
CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier describes how novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread.
What You Need to Know: Symptoms
What are the Symptoms? (Some info from WHO) & When to Seek Treatment
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is characterized by mild symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. Illness can be more severe for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties.
More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
People may experience:
difficulty breathing (severe cases)
What Happens to Your Body When You Get Coronavirus? (The Telegraph)
What happens when you catch coronavirus? The Telegraph’s Global Health Security Editor Paul Nuki explains all the ways in which you could become infected with COVID-19 and how your body reacts to this virus.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Should You Wear a Face mask? (The Guardian)
The Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, gives the lowdown on the effectiveness of wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus, explains how viruses are spread, and offers tips on staying healthy and safe as the outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, continues to spread
Quarantine, Isolation or Social Isolation (Washington Post)
As the coronavirus continues to spread, phrases like “quarantine,” “isolation,” and “social distancing” are making news. Here are the key differences and criteria for each
Recorded version of the live Q&A #askWHO with Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness at WHO and Christopher Black, Multimedia Producer in WHO’s Communication Department. The show looks at COVID-19 vs flu and was originally broadcast on the 4th of March 2020, live from WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.
A Doctor’s Response to What is Happening In Italy?
Giacomo Grasselli – a senior Italian government health official who is coordinating the network of intensive care units in Lombardy – explains the “critical” situation in Italy, brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak
How Does a Virus Jump from Animals to Humans? (TEDedu)
At a Maryland country fair in 2017, farmers reported feverish hogs with inflamed eyes and running snouts. While farmers worried about the pigs, the department of health was concerned about a group of sick fairgoers. Soon, 40 of these attendees would be diagnosed with swine flu. How can pathogens from one species infect another, and what makes this jump so dangerous? Ben Longdon explains.
What You Need to Know:Patient Stories
Coronavirus survivor reveals what it’s like to have Covid-19 (Channel 4 News)
Connor Reed, a British man who works at a school in Wuhan, explains how it felt to have the Covid-19 coronavirus, discusses what life is like after 40 days in lockdown and how he thinks people in the UK would cope in similar circumstance
Coronavirus Patient Discusses The Worst Part of the Virus (NBC)
Carl Goldman shares what it’s been like to be diagnosed with coronavirus while aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship and life in quarantine since.
First Case of Coronavirus in New Jersey USA (CBS)
CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez speaks exclusively with the man diagnosed as the first coronavirus case in New Jersey.
What You Need to Know: Mental Health
Coping with Stress (Adults)
Coping with Stress (kids)
What You Need to Know: Travel
What you need to know: Air travel
The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because we draw on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information gathered from over 1,600 official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.
Guide to Remote Work: Constellation Research – COVID-19
This guide was created by Dion Hichliffe follows on the heals of an an article he wrote in the last week about the shift to remote work as a result of the COVID-19 disease. As a response to all of the interest, he put this video together on how to ease the impact of this situation on workers. Its packed with a lot of good information for people that are just starting, want to learn more or are in the middle of working remote.
Get a comprehensive overview of the more effective strategies, tools, and techniques to help workers stay productive remotely. Learn how to set up a high-quality remote work program or significantly improve an existing one. Aimed at both IT and businesses.
Fighting Fake News and Mis-Information is at the heart of this Tedx talk by Kevin West. At Smartable, we want readers to have confidence in the news stories they are reading. You will want to watch this because it will help you learn about this important topic.
We’re drowning in BS, but you can learn how to fight back. | Jevin West | TEDxSeattle
About Jevin West
Jevin D. West is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. He is a co-founder of the DataLab, a collection of faculty and graduate students focused on research in Data Curation, Computational Social Science, Data for Social Good, Information Visualization and the Science of Science.
He is one of the chief architects of the new Data Science curricula for undergraduate and graduate programs at UW. Together with Carl Bergstrom, he continues to develop the Calling Bullshit course which helps the public refute the onslaught of misinformation in today’s digital and data-driven environments. The course is being adopted at universities and high schools around the world.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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The team at smartable.ai would like to take a moment to acknowledge International Women’s Day 2020. We salute the female scientists that have been working to solve scientic problems across Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine. We invite you to learn more about the Female Nobel Prize Winners in Science.
Wondering how you can make a difference? We have created an infographic that highlights the top 8 U.S charities that are working on Coronavirus(COVID-19). Check out the infographic below to learn which charities will be most effective with your donations.
List of US Charities that have a high Charity Watch Score: