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  • #Covid19 has already resulted in several job losses. We are seeking to host set of 3 career fairs and seeking volunteer support to mobilize recruiters and job seekers who are most effected by #covid19 outbreak. From store workers, to small business workers, we will provide a job fair platform and also provide support system. These global job fairs would bring a virtual job fair to skills categories most impacted by Covid19. The job fair is planned on 1st Friday of May, June, and July.

    We are seeking a team of volunteers to reach-out to recruiters and employment office communities and spread the word, build technology and provide ecosystem to help people find jobs.

    We will all be working towards creating world's largest career drive to support and help workers most impacted by #covid19 outbreak.

    Update:
    We've launched #stage1 beta site to get the signups rolling. Check: https://jobsoffice.org
    Launched 1st and largest career event to support covid impacted workers: Check: https://covidjobfair.eventbrite.com

    With 10m unemployment claims just in US, we need a healthy and sustained ecosystem to provide help to most vulnerable in these new times.

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    Resistbot is a multipurpose and multifunction chatbot. Right now it's the easiest way to lobby both federal and state officials who are currently crafting a legislative response to the pandemic. Our end goal is to give everyone a voice and able to fight for what they want to see, no matter what it is, from social distancing measures at the state level, to federal UBI stimulus, to no corporate bailouts, to more health care supplies, and more. We've also just built covid-19 specific functionality to inform users of a variety of important information for their home state.

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  • We are going to spread positive, hopeful, yet realistic messages through the use of a chat-bot, social media, and a website!
    All messages will be centered around the following claim: COVID-19 and it's global impact has incited mass hysteria which is a great opportunity for promoting cautious and safe behavior; however, doing so also encourages reckless and harmful actions. Such messages are spread by social media and people who believe they have scientific 'authority.' Rather than flagging such posts or defaming such people, both of which are unacceptable, we should spread current progress worldwide which has gone unrecognized. Personally, I feel many look to far into the dangerous environment of many medical workers, when also they should be looking at their amazing achievements and provide them more praise or be inspired to also take action rather than panic.

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    https://nowandme.com/ is for all those seeking comfort and solace.
    Express your thoughts, emotions, feelings on https://nowandme.com/ and get solutions, advice, suggestions, tips from people going through similar things.
    During these tough, trying and challenging times, we are bridging the gap between you, your problems and someone who wants to hear you out and lend a helping hand.
    If you feel overwhelmed, anxious, upset, angry, sad or depressed, then nowandme.com is the place for you!
    We also have a blog with regular articles, modules and resources by experts on mental health and coronavirus.
    Crisis helplines and a list of professional help is also available on the site.

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  • Problem:
    The detection of COVID-19 symptoms requires doctor and hospital visits, or a visit to test sites outside from home. This results in possible transmission or infection of COVID-19, and an increase of doctor visits straining the medical resources available.

    Solution:
    Prognosis, diagnosis and screening for the patients infected with COVID-19 is suggested to be based on breathing characteristics (Wang et al. 2020. https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.05534) as well as other vital signs such as blood oxygen saturation/hemoglobin levels (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200330152135.htm).
    The detection of vital signs can be achieved via facial cameras and machine learning for breathing patterns (Chen et al. 2019 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1909.03503.pdf), hemoglobin levels (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371334/), HRV and others (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6396075/).

    The proposed project is an app that can be installed and used on any smartphone and laptop to detect early symptoms of COVID-19 remotely without leaving the home. As well as for monitoring (ongoing interest from healthcare and medical institutions already).
    It uses the detection of vital signs and breathing characteristics via technological devices accessible to everybody at home with cameras of smartphones/laptop and machine learning, and combines it with the detection of pearly symptoms.
    The app could also include therapeutical suggestions such as aerobic and mindfulness exercises to help people reduce stress and anxiety.
    And resources to reach for the nearest hospital, doctor and pharmacy.
    As well as resources for communal support and connection to nearest online groups, help for grocery delivery etc.

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  • https://schoolclosures.org/

    A free hotline and website with information for families impacted by school closures covering meals, psychological health, education, emergency childcare, financial security, health and wellness. We've brought together a coalition of 40+ in education, mental health, food, venture to build a unified response to the crisis.

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  • We want to flatten the curve and avoid further spread of COVID-19 by using Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality.

    Did you know that 20% of COVID-19 hospitalized patients have shown sign of heart damage & 92M people in USA have heart disease?

    Health system can only provide services to 20% of COVID-19 patience & even existed one due to shortage of workforce & high patients risk. We provide virtual tele-health (patient engagement) with full interaction using augmented reality and virtual reality.

    We aim to combine clinical need and available expertise across borders.

    We have the following options based on our volunteers expertise:

    - Use AR for temperature monitoring
    -Use AR/VR for telemedicine
    -Use AR/VR to teach how to use medical device like ventilators

    Any help will add values to accelerate the launch of our products & improve patient care.

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    Please see our Github page! https://github.com/checkuponme/info

    We’ve entered into these strange times where self quarantining alone and making sure you don’t leave the house without your mask and gloves has become the norm.

    Unfortunately what’s also starting to turn normal is the fear and anxiety that many people experience dealing with these situations that we’re now facing every single day.

    I have this friend who I play online games with. His name’s Siad. He is who I actually got this idea from originally. He has lupus which is a disease that affects the immune system.

    He’s the type that’s a total loner and he loves it that way.. however... this lifestyle presented several problems for him.

    His condition makes him extremely susceptible to COVID-19 and the effects from it would be extremely severe for him. This makes going out and doing simple things like getting groceries much more dangerous for him than a person with a normal immune system. On top of that, since he doesn’t really have anyone else to rely on, he has no other choice but to take the risk. Imagine that… Risking your life so you can get groceries.

    That’s a situation that I don’t think anyone should ever have to be put in. That is the problem that I’m solving with CheckUpOn.me.

    CheckUpOn.Me provides a text-distribution and outreach tool for creating connections between volunteers and people who would like to be checked in on. During the COVID-19 pandemic our goal is to help where it's needed most by connecting people in need with volunteers who will be ready to take action..

    Our solution is built on top of the Open Source React and NodeJS project called Spoke, which is maintained by MoveOn.Org. Spoke is an application that facilitates texting between end users and volunteers and is most famously known for being used by the Bernie Sanders Campaign and Elizabeth Warren Campaigns for voter outreach.

    While our current goal is to support the fight against COVID-19, our end goal is to help enable virtual civic collaboration for creating the cure for significant systemic risks to which adequate public and private solutions don't exist by rapidly creating and spreading a global, community driven, open source solution.

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  • 62 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    COVID19 changed the way we live, work, interact with each other, and even the way we get hospitalized when we need medical care. For many of us, Corona Crisis has or will have in the future an enormous impact on our personal, professional, financial, and medical situation.

    For this reason, we decided to start a community of people with diverse backgrounds, business, financial, medical, psychology, legal, design user experience, human experience, customer experience, service design, research, IT, software, hardware, public sector, and anything else you can think of, willing to spend 1%-5% of their time working together or advising the people working on challenges.

    We launched our beta invitation yesterday, and at the time being, our Design Against Corona community has 52 people from all around the world and seven challenges to work on.

    To propose impactful and feasible solutions, we need more people and more challenges.

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  • Our website hosts several different projects that we have been working on over the past few weeks: 1) Aggregated Resources for people starting their own mutual aid groups 2) Ahead of the Curve - a series of panel discussions (still in early stages) and 3) Global Dispatches - a journalistic project, in which people from around the world share how COVID-19 has impacted their lives. The site is gaining traction, but is quite basic (made only with Wix and Google Suite). We would like a web developer to work on the UI.

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  • 43 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We help people heal emotionally during and after the pandemic.

    We build Siri shortcuts, Bixby capsule, Alexa skill, and mobile-app to facilitate guided voice-journaling, healing message, and COVID-19 health instructions.

    We need your help to bring our products to those who need it. Also, if you're a good engineer, we would always be excited to hear from you.

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  • 39 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We offer facilitated support and growth groups for mental health and wellbeing. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are creating specific programs for people who are impacted in ways such as healthcare workers, parents, those with relationship struggles, those high-risk for COVID-19, etc. We also have a program available to people on a sliding scale basis.

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  • 34 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Well over 130 million people globally are currently home sheltering. With schools closed for months and more limitations to come, the idea of a normal life is changing rapidly. To solve problems related to social anxiety, lack of peer support, no structured regimen, learning stagnation and the psychological cost of social isolation, we are creating a social educational platform to connect sheltering people globally and empower anyone in the community to lead instruction or support sessions on any topic or interest. These live meetups serve as support groups and learning opportunities during our time separated. A regular schedule of events can help us to regain some structure, to form and strengthen relationships with others, and demonstrate through tough times, people rise up, carry through, support each other and better themselves.

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  • We are in the process of accumulating large amounts of data and resources to support larger demographies in the past few weeks and months. But how long these folks in rural and mountain communities need to wait for us?

    The challenge goal: Data-driven project coordination and policymaking
    In this six-month PWG, Omdena AI challenge with Fruitpunch AI, we aim to help rural and mountain community governments and policymakers to make data-driven decisions in order to deal with pandemics and cover some of the following topics.

    When travel is restricted, schools closed, events cancelled, and communities put into quarantine, individuals and businesses in those ecosystems lose their source of income. How does that loss of income impact the health and financial stability of those individuals? What resources are in place currently that supports their needs and growing demands in areas of health, and food security.

    What we will build
    Leveraging the power of global collaboration, the goal is to build AI models that reveal the effects of specific programs and policy decisions being made by governments and institutions on the economically marginalized, especially working in the informal sector.

    In this way, institutions can identify the most effective ways to deal with future pandemics to minimize economic impact and human deaths not only in the short term but also in the midterm.

    Why you should join the challenge
    For the next six months, you will not only build AI solutions to make a real-world impact but also go through an entire data science project lifecycle. This covers problem scoping, data collection and preparation, as well as modelling for potential deployment.

    And the best part is that you will be part of a global collaboration.

    Background Context:
    Mountain region and smaller communities in rural and small urban areas are more vulnerable now more than ever. This project will be conducted to understand and draw attention to alarming facts of the rural, small urban, and mountain communities during this epidemic pandemic #covid9 outbreak: as many of us are aware in 2012, 39 per cent of the mountain population in developing countries was considered vulnerable to food insecurity, which is an increase of 30% compared to the conditions of mountain peoples in the year 2000 studies.

    The situation is even worse if we consider only rural mountain peoples.
    The living conditions of mountain peoples have deteriorated and their vulnerability to hunger has increased. Harsh climates and the difficult, often inaccessible terrain, combined with political and social marginality certainly contribute to making mountain peoples particularly vulnerable to food shortages.

    In mountain areas, where family farming and smallholder agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry are the prevailing farming systems, it is essential to create a supportive, enabling environment in which mountain peoples have access to training, information, credit and healthcare, and benefit from reliable governance systems and infrastructure.

    Some Established Stats:
    Mountains cover 22 per cent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 per cent of the global population. Mountains also provide between 60 and 80 per cent of the earth’s freshwater. Yet, in spite of this global relevance, there is a dearth of data and information on the status of mountains and mountain peoples.

    Can we understand what is it to live in the mountain regions and smaller communities during these testing times? Can we understand more about these folks who are waiting for someone to appear and help them with tools and resources to keep themselves and their communities safe?

    In 2003, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published “Towards a GIS-based analysis of mountain environments and populations”, a study that estimated mountain peoples’ vulnerability to food insecurity. What about Health, and Safety?

    The studies in the past were undertaken as a follow-up to the 2002 UN International Year of Mountains, has become a cornerstone of development efforts. It is used and quoted, for as a reference, requesting more investments, specific policies and global attention toward mountains.

    But how much do we know about these communities in these times? What can we do about it? How best can we equip them with resources and tools to protect themselves and their loved ones? We understand and see all countries have locked themselves in, what about these unfortunate folks who relied on larger players and the larger coalition of countries to help them? Can we spare some time and resources to work on these matters?

    We all love going to these mountains, smaller communities for several reasons and now they need us.

    I am the Founder of Project Work Groups - focussed to research and develop sustainable solutions in the mountain and rural regions globally. Proworkgroups.com is our webpage.
    My Twitter Handle: @tekiuday

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  • 21 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Everyone one of us has to adapt to a new world of quarantine at home, and that creates anxiety for most of us. From learning to work from home, homeschooling kids, staying fit and healthy – we're all quickly learning how to adjust.

    Goal: To be a resource for everyone to find the most useful information around adapting to life at home, with content crowdsourced by the community.

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  • 19 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Children going through cancer treatment have no immune system. They can quickly die from COVID-19. We have to protect them.

    In this project, we will put together their contact information in a directory and assign medical students to check on them.

    We will call them periodically, ask about their status, link them with resources, order them food, deliver them stuff, and do whatever we can.

    This directory is a vital investment because it will become the national guard equivalent for kids with cancer.

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  • We're building a website at www.coronawhatnow.com focused on helping people and businesses impacted by coronavirus.

    Examples:
    -Food banks (individual sites or directories)
    -Financial aid
    -Elderly grocery shopping hours and delivery
    -Healthcare (shelter in place info, testing like Verily Baseline, etc)

    This info is currently scattered across the Internet and we're aggregating it in one place.

    It's hosted on Github using markdown so anyone with spare time can be helpful (https://github.com/coronawhatnow/coronawhatnow.com).

    We can use your help, join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronawhatnow!

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  • 17 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    14days.me is a mutual support platform where households staying at home with either confirmed infection or possible infection can publicize personal experiences and help needed. Drawing on others' experiences and help, these covid-19 patients at home can effectively mitigate their anxiety and difficulties, without burdening the already overloaded public health system. Furthermore, with large enough number of self-reporting data points, a real-time map showing infection of the local community and where help is needed can be generated. 14days.me will become a platform enabling every community to stand together to help infected patients staying at home and combat Covid-19.

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  • 16 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    An app to help users listen and watch content at the same time online. Share experiences with someone as if they were next to you and feel more connected despite being isolated.

    Podcasts, radio, audiobooks, music, tv, youtube, Netflix. All these experiences are more enjoyable shared and in times of uncertainties, it can be very reassuring to be able to communicate with others about how you feel.

    The end goal is to help people maintain relationships and support each other whilst they are far apart.

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  • We’re planning a mobile-first project called Flare where people can request help from each other.

    Although we're aware that there are similar things out there, our mission is to develop this quicker than what more robust teams are capable of (by using more practical technologies like Flutter + Firebase) and direct it towards the UK and european user base. Something we haven’t seen tackled.

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  • 10 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We want to create a mobile app which will have some question and other features which will help survey how well are people aware about the precautions and the pandemic and how well are they implementing the precautions.

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    BlockCOVID is an online initiative bringing together developers with the goal of quickly building solutions that address new problems that have arisen due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Primarily using decentralized technologies such as blockchain, the initiative will provide tools, resources and mentorship to developers.

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  • 8 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    It is a flutter based application (both Android and iOS), to track paths of everyone from last 30_45 days, with different indicators of those affected with Corona will be approved by respective doctors, So just to know who or when have you crossed paths with anyone affected. It will be really helpful if we do not find the cure soon enough but decide to resume few services after this short span of 21 days. Also, it has a few other features, but those can be updated as we move along.

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  • 8 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are building a tool for mutual aid during the challenging times of the coronavirus. As things get more touch in the coming weeks, vulnerable people will need a way to feel safe asking for and getting help from people nearby.

    Through a web app that I’m in the process of building, needers can use a simple form to indicate their need and pick a location close-by to where they live. They can provide only the crucial information for confidentiality if they need to. Givers can find needs close to them and fulfill the needs they can and want to. When a giver clicks on the Give button, they will be connected to the needer through text message so they can help

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    In these extraordinary times of pandemic, lockdowns, social distancing and quarantine, there are also stories of human positivity, generosity and solidarity, that can help us as a humanity get through the day, ease our anxiety, be more productive and creative.

    I am aggregating and mapping stories of human goodness and resilience - stories community support, voluntary services, creative pursuits and positive news stories from across the world in one platform. Once we are over with the Covid-19 crisis, and when we are, I would like to turn this into a documentary on human resilience and goodness that exists in the world.

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