Information Assembled Relating to the Covid-19 Coronavirus
a) Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
a) Article: Distilling Good Will! Complete List of Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizers Instead of Spirits, MARCH 20, 2020.
b) GlobalNews article: Coronavirus: Alberta distilleries make hand sanitizer amid COVID-19 pandemic, BY CALEY RAMSAY, March 19, 2020.
a) Make a Coffee Filter Respirator: Fast, Easy and Dirt Cheap!, Mar 2, 2020
b) Make a Pandemic Survival Face Mask at home! Salt encrusted center filter may stop some germs!, Mar 8, 2020
This is how to build a multilayered, salt encrusted dust filtering and possibly germ fighting face mask at home, if nothing else is available.
c) DIY Dusk Face Mask
d) DIY face masks in 10 seconds & improve cheaper masks #coronavirus #facemask, Feb 8, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg-cwD4Edac (This one is pretty informative)
a) Some doctors treating coronavirus patients in New York are already reusing face masks because they’re running out of supplies by Jacob Shamsian by Mar 17, 2020
b) NYT article: As Coronavirus Looms, a Hospital Begins Sterilizing Masks for Reuse By Gina Kolata, March 20, 2020
Surgical masks are supposed to be used just once. But doctors in Nebraska are attempting a novel experiment as gear shortages arise.
Ultraviolet light is being used to decontaminate medical supplies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Staff began using the first decontaminated gear on Thursday.Credit…Calla Kessler/The New York Times
c) Reusing Face Masks To Prevent Airborne Illnesses
a) Masks: https://www.thingiverse.com/tag:mask
b) Hands free door opener: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4238848 & https://www.materialise.com/en/hands-free-door-opener
c) Covid-19 related: https://www.thingiverse.com/tag:Covid
d) Coronavirus related: https://www.thingiverse.com/tag:coronavirus
e) Article1: 3d Printing Community Responds To Covid-19 And Coronavirus Resources by Michael Petch March 26th 2020
f) Article2: ‘A worldwide hackathon’: Hospitals turn to crowdsourcing and 3D printing amid equipment shortages, March 21, 2020.
The efforts come as supply shortages loom in one of the biggest challenges for health care systems around the world.
a) Live Map of the exponential spread of coronavirus
b) Maps and Data about spread of coronavirus by World-o-meter shows that growth rates in Europe and North America do not appear to be slowing down yet.
a) Open Call By Gov’t of Ontario: How your business or organization can help fight Coronavirus
We welcome help from businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support our response to COVID-19.
b) Gov’t of Canada’s call: Calling all suppliers – Help Canada combat Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
c) This approach is good for businesses since many of them are reported to be in financial trouble. For example, see: COVID-19: Quarter of Canadian small businesses say they could go under in a month, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-quarter-of-canadian-small-businesses-say-they-could-go-under-in-a-month-1.4856181