A group of scientists at Harvard/MIT started an organization to take action against the coronavirus because most governments are not acting fast enough. Here is the announcement and a call to action:
We could really use an army of volunteer data scientists/ML engineers to help us create content, develop solutions, and reach out to the world. If you are interested, please join us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our website if you are interested. We currently have a few hundred volunteers around the globe, but we could really use several thousand.
The key to stopping the spread of the virus is to lower connectivity
You can self-protect themselves, your family and loved ones by reducing the spread of the virus through:
- Proper and frequent hand washing
- No handshakes and face touching
- Keep 1 -2 meters distance to people
- Self-isolation, if you got sick.
- Do not attend any gatherings of people
Simple but powerful and when done correctly, these steps reduce transmission.
You can read the long story & more details in this document written by Julie McMurry, Associate Director, Oregon State University.