A tool to help reduce the number of unnecessary hospital visits, educate the public on facts vs myths, and provide a health and wellbeing chart for logging their journey during these uncertain and tumultuous times.
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⚠️ We are currently working to implement a MVP for one of our advisors by May 11, 2020.
This is a perfect time to jump in, learn together, and help out! ❤️
The COVID-19 outbreak is a threat to the global population with formidable challenges to the health system. Social distancing measures and telemedicine have been established to mitigate clinic burden and reduce additional spread. The behavior of the general public plays an important part in effectively fighting the outbreak and in improving the situation for persons that need medical care. There is a pressing need to provide accurate information and appropriate suggestions to the general population in order to avoid causing overburden of hospitals across the globe.
After discussions with doctors, start ups, technologists, and academic researchers, we narrowed down some issues of critical importance that the application will address. Specifically, we list major concerns from a call with Ameer (Systems Architect) and Dr. Kristen Kent. There are several key facets of concern, namely medical considerations (i.e. people aren't realizing the severity of this; it's getting real very fast; and doctors/medical professionals are ill-equipped to test for this), as well as global concerns (i.e. the economy is sinking; resources are directly needed for equipment like isolation rooms and protective gear; there is a need for more ventilators and space; schools are closing; etc.).
Furthermore, the effects of social distancing and isolation and the impact of lost jobs and finances is already having a negative impact on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our society. After learning all of this, we realized that there's a limited amount of time to act, and decisive action must be taken in order to do our part and help our neighbors and healthcare professionals on the ground working towards a solution, keeping people as healthy as possible, and strengthening the well being of our society.
View our contributing guidelines to learn more about the project, our values, and regular town hall meetings for the group.
View our support document to learn more about the project leads, resources, and technology.
This app is for the global population going through this crisis: those who are feeling generally well, possibly not too well physically or mentally, and are concerned they may be carrying COVID-19 or are showing symptoms.
The target population of the application includes:
This application will address a global public health need by promoting accurate information to the general population and thereby help healthcare workers on the front lines to provide the necessary care to those in need.
The differentiating characteristics of our web application include:
The team has been in consultation with individuals and stakeholders in the academic, medical, business, and technology sectors. The provided insights into our application development include:
Feel free to chat with us on Discord and message
@Anthony A if you have any questions!
Our group is new developer friendly and happy to help in any way!
CSS Design considerations
We have decided to use regular CSS files to keep things simple for now. This allows for more contributors and less time to upskill to contribute.
Once the MVP is done the team can discuss if we want to transition it to styled-components or something like CSS modules.
A Note on Blockstack, Privacy
In these strange and often trying times, individual privacy is of utmost concern. In order to bootstrap this tool and get it off the ground and into the hands of those in need as quickly as possible, a serverless approach works great. Blockstack is decentralized - individuals still own their information. Everything is kept on the client until given permission. Therefore, we felt it best suited the overall needs.
To learn more about Blockstack, please visit their website.
This repository and all contributions herein are licensed under the MIT license. Please note that, by contributing to this repository, whether via commit, pull request, issue, comment, or in any other fashion, you are explicitly agreeing that all of your contributions will fall under the same permissive license.