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Social distance, but not isolation. Use the social network with scientists or medical to learn and discuss about coronavirus.

When people of different backgrounds work together to face a problem, they can quickly reach more effective and comprehensive solutions.

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WHO. I think this is a reliable and updated source and as many people follow it, it is possible to contact scientists, medicals, engineers, biochemicals, virologists, infectologists, among others. Then you can ask questions, propose ideas, and then get reliable feedback.  

However, i think it would be better if we create workgroups to discuss different alternatives. For example, the first group explained how is the pathway of the virus once it has reached the throat. How long stay there, before going into the lungs. Depend on this a second group could think of how we could destroy the crown that protects the virus once it has reached the throat. It is clear that washing our hands with soap we can destroy the crown and death the virus.  But once it is into the body, how we could do it. 

Third group could focus in to find out if the virus has a weakness. I mean maybe the low pH, the high temperature, the high CO2 concentration or if maybe there is another virus that can beat it, without brings serious health problems to the pacient.  And so on.. different groups working connected and under the WHO "inspection". 

I think people would be happy feeling they can be useful. Also WHO could produce kids visual material about virus and of course coronavirus and the importance that kids keep the social distance and keep at home.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I see WHO has been working in this problem as soon as appear and much more when it goes out of China and arrived to other countries

Did you share this information with your network?

  • No

In what ways did you share this information?

I am not a fan of social networks, but in this case I see that social networks can be very useful to keep updated about the situation I decided to open an account.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

I would like more technical information were shared. How the virus works, how does it infects? how many time stay in the throat; why does it prefer the lungs? why in the North of Italy spread so fast? which conditions over there make easily its spread? among other.. 

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

I think it should more information for young people as i think they are not totally aware of the crucial time for mankind; and also information for kids, just for them. 

What is your current profession?

Chemical Engineering, MSC Food Technology, and PhD biotechnology and microbiology

In what city are you located?

Bogota

In what country are you located?

Colombia

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Hi CRISTINA GARCIA welcome to the challenge. Amazing that you have shared your thoughts around resource sharing. Coronavirus Handbook for Doctors  is a handbook put together by Ruth Ann Crystal and her team to help bring together doctors to share ideas on tackling the challenge. Might there be areas of collaboration between your two ideas? Maybe info sharing between the two cities. Excited to see the conversations taking shape

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dear Isaac Jumba, thanks for your comment. Great, how we can connect and begin to work together. i see the Coronavirus Handbook for Doctors by Ruth Ann Cristal. I am going to share it in a social network if she agrees. I am going to read it and then we have to decide how to continue to make use of this information, and how we can help to control this virus