Responding to Covid-19

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Covid-19 is a worldwide challenge unlike any in living memory. Early in the pandemic, the Georgia Tech community joined the battle against the virus, contributing expertise, innovation, and solutions to treat the ill, assist healthcare workers, and provide an understanding of the risks associated with Covid-19's trajectory as well as its impact on gatherings, the economy, and our livelihoods. Among the solutions was one that Georgia Tech researchers created for their own – an asymptomatic surveillance testing program to help track the virus on Tech's campus in an effort to ensure the delivery of uninterrupted education and research. 

Georgia Tech Kentez Craig - Inspired by Parents

Inspired by Parents, Georgia Tech Student Helps Build Lifesaving Equipment to Battle Covid-19

Craig has helped develop face shields and ventilators that have been drawn up and designed with advice from clinicians in hospitals and emergency rooms across Atlanta. And he is currently helping construct a foldable box that serves as a shield to protect healthcare workers while they perform intubations.

GT, Children’s, and Emory take the lead in evaluating potential Covid-19 tests. 

Part of Federal Initiative: Georgia Tech, Children’s, and Emory Take the Lead in Evaluating Potential Covid-19 Tests 

A trio of Atlanta healthcare and research institutions will play a leading role in helping to evaluate potential Covid-19 tests as part of a new federal initiative designed to rapidly transform promising technology into widely accessible diagnostic tools to detect the virus.

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Tracking Covid-19 Exposure County by County  

An interactive dashboard that estimates Covid-19 incidence at gatherings in the U.S. has added a new feature: the ability to calculate county-level risk of attending an event with someone actively infected with Covid-19. Previously, the dashboard estimated exposure for different size events by state.

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Evolution of a University Asymptomatic Surveillance Testing Program 

An ambitious campuswide testing program aimed at identifying asymptomatic Covid-19 community members has helped limit daily case counts to single digits at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which currently has approximately 7,400 students living on campus and several thousand more students, faculty, and staff commuting to learn and work there each day.

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Today’s Assignment: Learning to Crack the Coronavirus Code 

School of Biological Sciences undergraduates will (safely) study and genetically sequence antibodies to the coronavirus as part of their coursework.

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Researchers Use Machine Learning to Fight Covid-19 Disinformation 

Disinformation on Covid-19 spreads almost faster than the disease.To ensure Americans can find the most accurate information, College of Computing researchers are creating machine learning and data science tools to help fact-checkers be more efficient.