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Les Bayliss
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Message 96978 - Posted: 22 Mar 2020, 8:17:22 UTC

Coronavirus vaccine funding announcement as number of Queensland COVID-19 cases rise
Queensland Innovation Minister Kate Jones said if successful, there could be a coronavirus vaccine available for emergency use among healthcare workers and vulnerable populations in early 2021.
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Julian Dolby

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Message 96992 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 0:29:43 UTC

Perhaps one promising idea is to leverage the grid to provide management for the world’s 3D printers to print emergency medical supplies against COVID-19.

COVID-19 (and emergencies like it) have highlighted a need for rapid production of much needed supplies such as respirators, N95 masks, and other medical equipment. Many parts for these supplies can now be 3D printed (https://www.3dnatives.com/en/mask-against-covid-19-180320205/), an open
source solution to 3D print parts of N95 masks, low cost 3D printed screening masks for the virus (http://emag.medicalexpo.com/covid-19-3d-printed-face-masks-for-mass-screening/), and respirator valves to be used in respirators (https://www.fastcompany.com/90477940/these-good-samaritanswith-a-3d-printer-are-saving-lives-by-making-new-respirator-valves-for-free).

One encouraging sign is that such production is already happening, but perhaps not at the needed scale. For example, see https://nypost.com/2020/03/20/new-york-couple-3d-printing-over-300-face-masks-for-coronavirus-testing-center/. But such efforts must scale over huge numbers of 3D printers if they are to make a dent in combating the pandemic.

It would be great to leverage the millions of 3D printers around the world to allow medical personnel to coordinate the production of these in a distributed manner. It seems like BOINC would be well positioned to add that management layer. Thoughts?
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Message 97069 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 9:21:51 UTC - in response to Message 95521.  
Last modified: 26 Mar 2020, 9:27:39 UTC

I see three apps.
1. Compare corona vs known Human RNA in majority populations looking for unique sections in the virus
- Send results to server
- Server compiles and returns agian to test against more rare human RNA
- App returns those sections most unique
2. Compile Enzyme formula for dissolving RNA in the cell based on app 1 returns OR Compile kill switch via Todd Rider MIT DRACO style based on RNA
3. Fold/Package molecules.

Need RNA copy-
Need Human RNA database

Feasibility? I am not coder, I am not in position to lead this.

The point is to try - and that we all get the opportunity, is something that is fantastic.
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Message 97229 - Posted: 2 Apr 2020, 4:09:22 UTC

Coronavirus: Australian scientists begin tests of potential vaccines
The vaccines, made by Oxford University and US company Inovio Pharmaceutical, have been cleared for animal testing by the World Health Organization.

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In the past few days, the CSIRO team has inserted vaccine samples into ferrets - small, furry mammals which have been proven to contract the coronavirus in the same way humans do.
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