COVID-19: Organising Resouces Wiki

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Organising

Volunteer coordination list for Birmingham

Other mutual aid groups in the UK

https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/

https://covidmutualaid.org/resources/

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18P898HWbdR5ouW61sAxW_iBl3yiZlgJu0nSmepn6NwM/htmlview

Big handbook with various links to other resources

How to setup a neighbourhood pod

Some links to other resources on a tech co-op forum

Example: Portland mutual aid volunteer form

Massive doc of various links:

UK Response Critiques

Health Information

UK based resources

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

https://queercare.network/our-work/resources/covid-19/

International Resources

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Homeless-positive 1-page sheet: http://www.westernmassrlc.org/images/stories/Coronavirus_Safety_Information.pdf

News

Local news

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/

World news

Advice from domain-specific experts that is being curated by The Conversation including: why you shouldn’t panic; how soap kills coronaviruses; how to look after ourselves and each other during periods of social isolation; etc. https://theconversation.com/from-the-editor-get-your-coronavirus-analysis-and-advice-direct-from-the-experts-133440

Statistics

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ - World and national statistics

Psychology

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.3758/BF03204114.pdf - a study showing the cognitive bias that makes people underestimate exponential growth. In summary, humans are usually bad at estimating growth that increases at an increasing rate (eg 1>2>4>8>16>32) because we’re used to linear growth in nature (1>2>3>4>5). 2/3rds of the people studied looked at an exponential growth data set and were 90% out in their estimate of where it would be at a particular future point. This is relevant to the state tendency in the UK to delay a large scale response, and to the popular belief that the outbreak won’t be as bad as it seems, or that it may take several weeks to get ‘really bad’

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Amazing, thanks for the heads up