Actionable ideas for COVID-19

Ben Ferrum
2 min readMar 31, 2020


I just lost my client due to the virus so I collected some options to show what can we do as a community, and also to don’t do things parallel rather do it together.

Protective clothing

DIY Create and wear masks:

Why? because it flattens the curve based on scientific EVIDENCE.

Also, wash your hands.

New approaches to vaccines & treatments

Join here:

Or here:

Social interaction, especially for elderly

Call an elder:

Companionship social support

Google Home for the elderly:

6 ways seniors can use Google Home to make the COVID-19 quarantine easier

Alexa for the elderly:

Alexa for Seniors: 21 Extremely Practical Ways Older Adults Can Use Amazon Echo Devices

Homeschooling for kids

Homeschooling (No teacher, no adult required)

Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

Remote education tools

Best Tools for Virtual and Distance Learning

Best Tools for Virtual and Distance Learning

Homeschooling (No teacher, no adult required)

Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

Learn coding:

Remote collaboration

List of remote collaboration tools:

Remote health and home workouts

Eat healthy:

Own bodyweight workout:

Or any yoga app



Support mental health, loneliness and wellbeing

Look for virtual groups in your area on social media. There are plenty, and even bars:

Go to conferences on meetup websites: (If you close to AUS, check out Founder’s Connect)

Improved monitoring of illnesses & quarantines

There are efforts to monitor the public with smart wearables, I joined this study with my Oura ring:

Create opportunities for the new remote workforce

Learn to Code:

Start a side gig:

Indie Hackers: Work Together to Build Profitable Online Businesses

Create a location free business:

Help connect the dots for researchers and government

Convince researchers to use meta to easily stay on top of the evidence:

Read this data based article, translated into 20 languages:

Use this AI-based Covid-19 newsfeed:

Future Loop

Disclaimer: I am not financially connected with any of the mentioned entities listed, and I am not a medical professional.

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