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Actionable ideas for COVID-19

Ben Ferrum
2 min readMar 31, 2020

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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:

https://masks4all.co/

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVEVve-3QeM

Also, wash your hands.

New approaches to vaccines & treatments

Join here:

https://www.startuphealth.com/covid-19-navigator

Or here:

https://covid19.xprize.org/fight-covid19

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:

https://www.freecodecamp.org/learn/

Remote collaboration

List of remote collaboration tools:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-online-collaboration-tools-and-apps/

Remote health and home workouts

Eat healthy:

https://marleyspoon.com

https://www.hellofresh.com

Own bodyweight workout:

https://gist.github.com/avar/1575165

Or any yoga app

Or HIIT:

Meditate:

https://share.wakingup.com/19aa5b

Support mental health, loneliness and wellbeing

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

https://www.brewdog.com/onlinebar

Go to conferences on meetup websites:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/ (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:

https://ouraring.com/ucsf-tempredict-study

Create opportunities for the new remote workforce

Learn to Code:

https://www.freecodecamp.org/learn/

Start a side gig:

Indie Hackers: Work Together to Build Profitable Online Businesses

https://www.sidehustlenation.com/ideas/

Create a location free business:

https://medium.com/@ironmanthehuman/running-a-paperless-business-99e55ccaf073?source=friends_link&sk=593dc1b9b38240e3602189ae95688254

Help connect the dots for researchers and government

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

https://www.meta.org/feed-previews/covid-19/af84352b-285c-4b73-9254-41610da4413b

Read this data based article, translated into 20 languages:

https://www.fast.ai/2020/03/09/coronavirus/

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.

If you are a business owner and looking for new ideas to survive or even thrive, reach out to me at ben@apexai.info

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