Open Course on Adaptive Change due to COVID19 for All Ages

As a citizen, educator, artist and mentor I thought rather than just do my normal personal knowledge gathering to make myself feel better I would make an educational asset. So today I gathered my notes and all my tools and outlined a 8 days of guided or self guided projects to Adapt Our World and Our Lives.

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I have created a free to use, alter, copy, borrow, share 8 day Open Course for any educator, guide, care giver or facilitator to use while we self educate from homes/remote locations.

This is a WORK IN PROGRESS, OPEN SOURCE THING. You can copy it all you want. Please suggest changes in the doc or hit me on twitter https://twitter.com/un1crom , here Russell Foltz-Smith or comment below. Whatever way works. I’m everywhere on the net.

You can even use this asset just for the considerably deep resources I found. The web is full and ever fuller of some amazing work being done around the globe in near real time. I hope as many people take advantage of this time to learn and move out of ignorance on these topics. We are more resilient as a species and as society the more we each know about our world.

And on a personal level… our world is always changing. This current moment allows us to really reflect on it but the tools and approaches I’m suggesting here are applicable to any time. And I believe the more we understand that all of nature is adaptation to change and our lives enter into thriving the more we adapt the less likely we are to enter crisis as looming as the one the world is in now.

Please do let me know how I can be of service with this Open Course or anything else. I am available to guest speak on a Zoom/Hangout, to help people engage students in art or history or mathematics, to lead anyone in data science work or anything else you might find valuable.

I am currently CTO of https://maslo.ai, worked at https://www.wolframalpha.com, co founder of https://actonvenice.org/, directed https://www.computationinitiative.org/ for a bit, do a bunch of art things at https://www.worksonbecoming and https://www.instagram.com/un1crom/. as well as mentor start ups and get myself into the good kind of trouble.

Be safe, stay healthy, help the elderly. Let’s go.

Russ

p.s. here’s a list of data links and dashboards and other resources. you may just want these outside of the rest of it.

Data
John Hopkins Systems, very clean daily data: https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19
Wolfram, computable data: https://datarepository.wolframcloud.com/resources/Epidemic-Data-for-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19
Wolfram, patient case data: https://datarepository.wolframcloud.com/resources/Patient-Medical-Data-for-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19

Google Sheets Using JHS data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pYXP41wKxSZS5fKO8ScrTB4duj6r4Ho_-ifyxg0WHGY/edit#gid=2046369119

IDM reports: https://github.com/InstituteforDiseaseModeling/COVID-public

Dashboards:
NextStrain:
https://nextstrain.org/ncov

John Hopkins: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

WHO: https://who.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/c88e37cfc43b4ed3baf977d77e4a0667

Our World In Data: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus

Modeling and Simulations

Simple “Distancing Model”: https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/fj4bhn/oc_infection_growth_rate_due_to_random_movement/

IDM Open Source, Good Tools: http://idmod.org/software

Professional Software: http://www.gleamviz.org/simulator/

WHO Exercise: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/documents/emergencies/emergency-risk-communication-training/pandemic-influenza-simulations.pdf?sfvrsn=3e8d9423_2

Operation outbreak software and simulation: https://www.o2.education/, https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-disease-simulation/

Taleb modeling: https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1239171413342289921?s=20

Chaos Game for Covid19: https://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/1875994

Pandemic Model Testing: https://demonstrations.wolfram.com/DynamicModelOfPandemicInfluenzaWithAgeStructureAndVaccinatio/, https://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ReedFrostSEIRModel/, https://demonstrations.wolfram.com/VaccinationsAndHerdImmunityUsingTheSIRDiseaseEpidemicModel/

Build Your Own Model: https://blog.wolfram.com/2014/11/04/modeling-a-pandemic-like-ebola-with-the-wolfram-language/

Public Health Resources

Real Time Social Media Updates from Specialists: https://twitter.com/i/lists/1237834151694303234?s=20

World Health Org: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/symptoms-causes/syc-20479963

USA CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

EU CDC: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/novel-coronavirus-china

China CDC: http://www.chinacdc.cn/en/COVID19/

Links to all US States Public Health: https://www.ehdp.com/links/us-shas.htm

General Interest

Utility of the Internet: https://medium.com/whither-news/in-this-crisis-thank-god-for-the-net-58ecf68d255f

Viruses and Human Genome: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/science/ancient-viruses-dna-genome.html, https://medium.com/medical-myths-and-models/the-human-genome-is-full-of-viruses-c18ba52ac195

Past Flu Pandemics: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/basics/past-pandemics.html

Various Pathogens: https://nextstrain.org/

Vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html

Apps South Korea

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-south-korea-photos-apps-location-outbreak-where-2020-3#if-a-person-using-the-app-comes-within-100-meters-or-about-328-feet-of-a-place-where-a-person-carrying-the-virus-has-been-they-get-a-push-notification-warning-the-apps-namesake-3

Good Historical Vids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Ccdk5wPvk&feature=emb_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuXnju6KNHM&feature=emb_logo

Biology Framing

Zoonotic events: https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/basics/zoonotic-diseases.html

Hypertension and Covid19?: https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanres/PIIS2213-2600(20)30116-8.pdf

Anti Inflammatories and Covid19: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/14/anti-inflammatory-drugs-may-aggravate-coronavirus-infection

Genetic Data: https://datarepository.wolframcloud.com/resources/Genetic-Sequences-for-the-SARS-CoV-2-Coronavirus
https://www.gisaid.org/ (how to play more with this data: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCJgv3N_kDo)

Clinical Trials for Covid19 Treatments, anti virals, etc: http://apps.who.int/trialsearch/AdvSearch.aspx?SearchTermStat=117&ReturnUrl=~/ListBy.aspx?TypeListing=0

Experimental drug: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-clinical-trial-remdesivir-treat-covid-19-begins, https://www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2020/03/13/gilead-coronavirus-covid19-clinical-trials/

Good warm up video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-Yd-_XIWJg

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