Making Use Of This Complimentary Resource
Streamlyne developed C19Priority.ai to address the very real needs of researchers and the general public as we all struggle to understand and combat COVID-19. Artificial intelligence underpins the C19Priority.ai website.
All tools throughout this website are complimentary, with resources for both the general public and our research community. Researchers can use the site to locate relevant research quickly and efficiently. Members of the public can use the self-assessment tool and locate resources for COVID-19 testing and related health and social services in all 50 states. As scientists work toward cures, vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, knowledge is currently our best weapon. We invite you to explore C19Priority.ai and hope you find it useful in your own fight against COVID-19.
– Randy Ozden, CEO, Streamlyne
USING THIS WEBSITE
Here is a quick video walkthrough to help you make best use of this website and the tools provided
Here’s to the Immigrant Heroes Behind the BioNTech Vaccine
Thank heavens for people like Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci. Husband and wife, they’re cofounders of BioNTech SE, the German company that — with its American partner Pfizer Inc. — appears closest to rolling out a working vaccine against Covid-19. He’s the chief executive officer, she’s the chief medical officer.
The story of their quest to use a novel scientific method to defeat that disease, as well as cancer and others, would suffice to make them heroes of our time. But it should also offer inspiration and cause reflection in another way: They’re both from immigrant families.
Now in their fifties, both are children of Turks who came to West Germany during its long postwar economic boom, when the country invited so-called “guest workers” to help fill gaping labor shortages. Sahin was four years old when he moved with his mother from Turkey to Cologne to join his father, who was employed in a car factory there. Tureci was born in Germany to a Turkish father who was working as a doctor in a small Catholic hospital.
Their journey as Turkish Germans cannot have been easy. Discrimination, overt or subtle, is rife in German society. This study, for example, showed that teachers in elementary school tend to give worse grades to students with Turkish-sounding names than to those with German ones, and to send them on less promising tracks in secondary school.
Research associate creates face shields on University of Kansas Medical Center printer
Christopher Neal wanted to help health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, so he joined a regional “maker army” creating protective face shields for medical personnel. Face shields have been the No. 1 item to for area hobbyists to make because of their relatively simple design. Groups from high schools, neighborhoods and even universities (such as the University of Kansas Center for Design Research and the Spencer Museum of Art) are filling orders normal manufacturers cannot right now.
Neal, Ph.D., is a research associate for the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC) at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and he leveraged his own skills as a scientist and a sculptor and joined the group PPE for KC-Kansas City Metro. With the KIDDRC leadership’s blessing, Neal has been using the KIDDRC’s 3D printer to produce these sought-after pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE). They are using Facebook to connect face shield makers with facilities that need them.
One study reported a 96% reduction in inhalation exposure at distances where subjects were 18 inches apart and a 92% decrease when they were 6 feet apart.
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Steps we can all take to curb the spread of disease
Wear A Mask
Wear a hygienic mask in public and follow recommended and mandated protocols as they change.
Wash with soap for at least 20 seconds throughout the day and after leaving public spaces.
Stay 6 feet apart from those outside of your immediate household as symptoms may be undetectable.
Busy public locations can facilitate the spread of disease, so best to avoid or visit during non-peak hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, this novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness.
As stated by the CDC, COVID-19spreads through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Avoid being exposed by staying home as much as possible, keeping a mask on in public places, washing hands frequently, and practicing social distancing. Follow the news and updates from your local government and municipality for new recommendations and best practices.
According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include coughing, shortness of breath, fever, chills and loss of taste or smell. The CDC has also noted that a signficant number of COVID-19-positive patients exhibit no symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
About Our Consortium
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House, leading research groups and technology companies have prepared a dataset that includes thousands of articles about COVID-19, and related viruses. The dataset is updated continuously as new research is published in peer-reviewed publications and archival services like bioRxiv, medRxiv, among others.
Conventional literature searching techniques are both time-consuming and error-prone. Streamlyne applies its natural language processing and other AI and machine learning techniques to provide the tools for the research community’s ongoing fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Streamlyne’s machine learning platform lets researchers easily tap into this resource to aid in their own research and collaborate with other researchers.
We hope the tool will speed up your efforts in searching for answers.
– The COVID-19 Priority Consortium Team