Covid-19 Underreporting

So, you’re trying to figure out what the hell is going on with all the various differing reported death rates for Covid19 and have no idea what to make of any of it? Welp, let’s see if we can shine some light on the whole shebang for you. First of, take this with a giant…

Alaska Needs Help

TLDR; Alaska has more or less been forgotten by the Trump administration. They’re expected to locally source their own PPE and tests, and to further screw things up they got told that they could not close the ports or refuse non-residents care at their tiny hospital. In total, they have 4 [FOUR!] beds and 2…

Nasal Drops&You

Here’s a pretty interesting paper for all my healthcare bros/broettes. The objective of it is as follows: “To investigate the efficacy and safety of recombinant human interferon alpha1b (rhIFN-α) nasal drops in healthy medical staff to prevent 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).” Here’s the pertinent bits: “In summary, in more than 2,000 susceptible health care…

Temps and US Musings

It is a general trend seen that patients who belong to an elderly age group has higher chances of getting into a COVID-19 infection than that of the younger people. ABC News Welp… let’s see how rusty I’ve gotten with those good ol’ graphs. With a weak correlation we observe the following trends in the…

Article Zero on the Wuhan Flu

Fourty one cases of new coronavirus pneumonia infected in Wuhan   Xinhua News Agency, Wuhan, January 11 (Reporter Liao Jun, Li Changzheng) The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission issued a notice on the morning of the 11th that after the “unknown cause of viral pneumonia” was initially determined as a new coronavirus, the Wuhan Health and Health…

Where We Stand

Where the hell do we stand in regards to non-pharmaceutical interventions in regards to Covid19? This is primarily for my healthcare bros in Canada who are scratching their heads wondering when it’s gonna hit. I can’t answer that, but I might be able to help you wrap your mind around where we stand. The data…

Covid Resources

Imaging datasets This section collects COVID-19 and pneumonia related chest x-ray datasets. TorchXrayVision is a python library of chest X-ray datasets and models providing a standardized interface for some of the datasets listed below. Name Publisher Type Images Classes Download links COVID-19 image data collection Joseph Paul Cohen Chest x-ray / CT 158 (updating) COVID-19, SARS,…

Elastomeric Respirators-r-us

Right now, there are millions of reusable elastomeric respirators in homes and businesses across the United States. Some are just sitting on shelves and gathering dust. Most already have the right filter cartridges needed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19. Replacement filters are generally available, even at this late hour of our need. Hospitals around…

DIY Ventilator for Canuck Nerds

Nothing But The Basics. Here’s a rough outline of what you’re going to need in order to throw something like a DIY ventilator together, from the electronics side. Motor & Encoder The mechanical system should be driven with a motor under closed loop control. For feedback measurement, we are using a DC gear motor with…