COVID-19 Tech Thread

I thought it might be interesting to start a thread on the virus and tech impacts and/or resources.

This is a really cool. Zoom in and click around to see all the data.

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

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I’ve installed the JHU/CSSE link as a webapp, I’ve really enjoyed the ease and quantity of detail it provides.
I found this to be an interesting breakdown of effects from the virus as well.
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/

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BRILLIANT!!!

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I just found this, too. Interesting listen. I’m about half way through.

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Nice one, thanks for the link.

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They are trying to confuse now. The official name has now been set, SARS-COV-2…

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https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/


Maps







BBC Science radio shows/podcasts that have been covering the outbreak.





BBC Tech shows covering the outbreak

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Nice resources there. Thank you.

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Yay AT&T
Booooo Comcast

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Currently the John Hopkins map is having problems


so for the moment rely on https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

Not the only thing failing either

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(AA20-073A) Enterprise VPN Security
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-073a

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For anyone who want to contribute computer resources towards helping cure it.
https://foldingathome.org/2020/03/10/covid19-update/
foldingathome.org is a great option.

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The thing that stands out to me as a non-American is the use of the word “consumer”.
It a euphemism for a paying customer that has become normalised to the point people use it for “the general public” in any context.
Who would call victims, “consumers” ?

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Not to nit-pick, but consumer is someone who consumes. I consume TWiT content but don’t pay for it. I agree though they could have used a better word. Or just dropped “for Consumers.”

The headline of the article of click bate too. It’s an Alphabet company that is working on the portal. Don’t most of us still call it all Google. It’s not “This Week in Alphabet.”

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I agree with your definition, which is why I said it is a euphemism.
It is a misused word, because single celled creatures consume just the same as us.
This is why every time I hear Leo call the listeners “consumers” I cringe, because he is as blinded by it as most.
We do not consume or digest media, as it still exists after we have partaken of it.
We do buy food to consume, but that makes us customers (as I said) not consumers.
Calling humans consumers has as much point as calling them breathers, as it is an inherent part of being a living biological entity.

Consumers is only a word that a society that sees everything as disposable and temporary could use in such a way.
A society that sees the price of life on everything would use the word in such a way.
It was noticed at the local University that gradually they have been referring to the students as customers and consumers.
The rot is in many places and so normalised.

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Words to live by from Lizzo…

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Consumer is a perfectly acceptable word in the context it’s most often used.
The public, the general public, average users, people using something in a non-professional capacity.
It all pretty much means the same thing. Consumer is just an easy single word to wrap it all up.

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