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Corona Emergency Industrial Information Exchange and Request For Comments Comrade 03/17/2020 (Tue) 06:59:34 No. 512
Do not terminate internet connections and other communication services https://labs.ripe.net/Members/job_snijders/dont-terminate-peoples-internet-connections " Here is a plea to keep Internet services on in these times where we rely on online communications. Please do NOT terminate anyone's Internet or hosting service for pre-corona reasons such as 'we want money'. Right now we are facing a pandemic of proportions nobody alive has ever seen. Act responsibly and accordingly: do not shut anything down. Please! To illustrate, in the Netherlands we are in lockdown, because of the COVID-19 hazard: you are expected to *only* leave your house if it is absolutely critical, such as to pick up food from the food distribution centers, to get meds, to go work in a hospital, etc. At the same time we have no idea where everyone is and who is using what Interconnect to do what vital work. Maybe I'm fixing some important BGP thingy via my neighbour's wifi? Maybe she didn't pay her bills? Should she be cut off? Maybe next to her someone was freeloading on that same wifi to look up medical data? Why risk collateral damage by cutting anyone off? The *safest* thing to do right now is to not terminate anyone's access to information (be it connectivity, storage, compute, whatever). We'll mop up society's collective bills at a later point in time, after we deal with the immediate urgency at hand. And during this crisis we have to keep this Internet thing running and available to anyone who may need it. " What else?
https://oxygen.protofy.xyz/ >OxyGEN is an open hardware project to build an emergency mechanism that automates an AMBU type manual respirator in extreme shortage situations such as the one caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) in some parts of the world. >Drawings and instructions are available free of charge. It can be built in a few hours, without prior training or specialized tools. All the parts that make up OxyGEN are easy to get anywhere in the world. It just takes a little ingenuity, a wiper motor, and a few basic materials. Hn discussion https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22607980 https://github.com/bigbluebutton/bigbluebutton >BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system. >BigBlueButton supports real-time sharing of audio, video, slides (with whiteboard controls), chat, and the screen. Instructors can engage remote students with polling, emojis, multi-user whiteboard, and breakout rooms. Hn discussion suggests it also works well for remote work https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22591573
https://pages.semanticscholar.org/coronavirus-research >In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a free resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community. >This dataset is intended to mobilize researchers to apply recent advances in natural language processing to generate new insights in support of the fight against this infectious disease. The corpus will be updated weekly as new research is published in peer-reviewed publications and archival services like bioRxiv, medRxiv, and others. Hn discussion https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22623318
https://science.slashdot.org/story/20/03/19/2136251/experts-say-the-internet-will-mostly-stay-online-during-coronavirus-pandemic >>In a blog post, Cloudflare noted that Seattle, ground zero for the U.S. coronavirus spread, has seen internet usage spike by some 40 percent. Key internet exchanges in cities like Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt have seen a 10 to 20 percent spike in traffic since around March 9. ISPs use a number of modern network technologies to handle congestion in real time, often letting them intelligently and automatically "deprioritize" the traffic of heavy users in overloaded areas. Even then, the massive surge in usage will likely impact U.S. broadband speeds in the weeks and months to come, industry trackers say. Broadband Now, a company that tracks U.S. broadband availability and speed, told Motherboard that six of the biggest U.S. cities by population have seen little to no change in median speed test results from the past 11 weeks. Cloudflare blog for details and graphs and shit https://blog.cloudflare.com/on-the-shoulders-of-giants-recent-changes-in-internet-traffic/
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdm53/this-risky-hack-could-double-access-to-ventilators-as-coronavirus-peaks >The Neyman/Babcock method would allow more than one patient to use the same ventilator, but only if administered correctly. Hn discussion https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22634494
https://opensourceventilator.ie/ >Welcome to Open Source Ventilator (OSV) Ireland. This project was initiated by the COVID-19 global pandemic as a result of a community discussion within a Facebook group called Open Source COVID-19 Medical Supplies (OSCMS). This group rapidly grew and currently is targeting the development of a number of different COVID-19 related medical supplies. Hn discussion https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22640098
>>>/leftypol/388088 >Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections Among the General Population >https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18612429/ ><All types of masks reduced aerosol exposure, relatively stable over time, unaffected by duration of wear or type of activity, but with a high degree of individual variation. Personal respirators were more efficient than surgical masks, which were more efficient than home-made masks. Regardless of mask type, children were less well protected. Outward protection (mask wearing by a mechanical head) was less effective than inward protection (mask wearing by healthy volunteers).
>>585 Yeah, well, here's a different study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16490606 <The N95 filtering face piece respirators may not provide the expected protection level against small virions. Some surgical masks may let a significant fraction of airborne viruses penetrate through their filters, providing very low protection against aerosolized infectious agents in the size range of 10 to 80 nm. It should be noted that the surgical masks are primarily designed to protect the environment from the wearer, whereas the respirators are supposed to protect the wearer from the environment.
>>586 Mmmm mass mask waering isn't to stop every virus particle from getting through, it's to stop outgoing aerosols mostly Fecal transmission is a possibility for SARS2, one study and one report from Hong Kong not linking yet since unless sewers start spewing aerosols this isn't a major issue GET THE TOILET PAPER ISSUES UNDER CONTROL LOGISTIC GUYS OR THIS WILL START BEING AN ISSUE Also an informative .pdf from >>>/leftypol/389432


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