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Title: Corona Virus 2019-2020
Post by: jdaniele on March 15, 2020, 03:07:50 PM
So this has made national news and we're being overwhelmed with information. Anything worth posting please put in here regarding this subject. CodeBrosForums is mostly about technology but we do allow some other topics within their own subforums.

What is Corona Virus (also known as COVID-19)?:
According to the CDC, COVID-19 is known as a "novel coronavirus." On their website it reads, "A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold."
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#basics

This virus is thought to be spread from person-to-person contact. So avoid crowds and make sure to avoid touching places like your face. Washing your hands properly is very important.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

Even though chances of getting bad sick are low (as of this post) it's still good to keep the spreading of this as low as possible.
Title: Re: Corona Virus 2019-2020
Post by: jdaniele on March 29, 2020, 10:54:58 AM
I think Google was gonna do something like this. So far it looks really useful. Nice job Apple!

https://apple.com/covid19
Title: Re: Corona Virus 2019-2020
Post by: jdaniele on April 04, 2020, 01:53:27 PM
Here's some of the data and information Google is providing.

General:
https://www.google.com/covid19/

Find a remote job:
https://www.google.com/search?q=remote+jobs&ibp=htl;jobs&rciv=jb#fpstate=tlexp

Heat Map:
https://www.google.com/covid19-map/
Title: Re: Corona Virus 2019-2020
Post by: jdaniele on July 06, 2020, 12:32:44 PM
Information regrading masks and how effective they are.

https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1791500O/comparison-ffp2-kn95-n95-filtering-facepiece-respirator-classes-tb.pdf
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This document is only intended to help clarify some key similarities between such references, specifically to the following FFR
performance standards:
• N95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84)
• FFP2 (Europe EN 149-2001)
• KN95 (China GB2626-2006)
• P2 (Australia/New Zealand AS/NZA 1716:2012)
• Korea 1st class (Korea KMOEL - 2017-64)
• DS2 (Japan JMHLW-Notification 214, 2018)

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/factsheets/respsars.html
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An N-95 respirator is one of nine types of disposable particulate respirators.
Particulate respirators are also known as “air-purifying respirators” because they protect by filtering particles out of the air as you breathe. These respirators protect only against particles—not gases or vapors. Since airborne biological agents such as bacteria or viruses are particles, they can be filtered by particulate respirators.

Respirators that filter out at least 95% of airborne particles during “worse case” testing using a “most-penetrating” sized particle are given a 95 rating. Those that filter out at least 99% receive a “99” rating. And those that filter at least 99.97% (essentially 100%) receive a “100” rating.

Respirators in this family are rated as N, R, or P for protection against oils. This rating is important in industry because some industrial oils can degrade the filter performance so it doesn’t filter properly.* Respirators are rated “N,” if they are Not resistant to oil, “R” if somewhat Resistant to oil, and “P” if strongly resistant (oil Proof). Thus, there are nine types of disposable particulate respirators:

N-95, N-99, and N-100;
R-95, R-99, and R-100;
P-95, P-99, and P-100

https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/whats-the-difference-between-n95-and-kn95-masks/
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In short, N95 masks are the US standards for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standards for masks. These are the requirements that the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health requires manufacturers to meet in order to label their masks as N95s. Despite the long list of differences, the two masks are equivalent or nearly equivalent on the features that most people care about.

Title: Re: Corona Virus 2019-2020
Post by: jdaniele on July 07, 2020, 04:06:21 PM
Saw this on The Daily Show
https://ncov2019.live
Shows all the data for COVID19 in one place.

Looks like it sources from https://cov19.cc