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* China: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3gCbkeARbY fascinating review of the Chinese methodology]
* China: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3gCbkeARbY fascinating review of the Chinese methodology]
* Scotland: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEgy3lsH044 Scotland’s NHS using unique system to treat coronavirus]
* Singapore: [https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/12/814522489/singapore-wins-praise-for-its-covid-19-strategy-the-u-s-does-not? Singapore Wins Praise For Its COVID-19 Strategy]
* Singapore: [https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/12/814522489/singapore-wins-praise-for-its-covid-19-strategy-the-u-s-does-not? Singapore Wins Praise For Its COVID-19 Strategy]
* Taiwan: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjqD_9ScTlA Taiwan's COVID-19 Response Should Be A Model For The World]
* Taiwan: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjqD_9ScTlA Taiwan's COVID-19 Response Should Be A Model For The World]
==Mutual Aid==
==Mutual Aid==

Revision as of 16:42, 28 March 2020

= Commons-oriented, P2P-driven, open source initiatives to help combat the outbreak of Covid-19

What is the difference between this and other directories ? There are many good directories on Corona solutions and initiatives out there, and they are listed here as well. However these directories are specialized by community of practice, topic or locality. This directory attempts to operate at the global meta-level, offering a fuller picture of what is happening.

This guide focuses on:

1) initiatives from open source communities and open hardware medical devices 2) grassroots-based mutual aid initiatives 3) the wider context of societal effects and policy proposals and reforms, from a p2p/commons point of view.

  • The P2P Foundation supports the following collaborative initiative: Viral Solidarity an open and collaborative wiki to map, connect and organize information channels, solidarity initiatives, innovation and social cooperation from local to global in response to the pandemic". [1]


General Context

(this companion article, explains the specific moment in human history, see: The Pulsation of the Commons: The temporal context for the cosmo-local transition. By Michel Bauwens, with Jose Ramos. P2P Foundation, 2020.

Key insights

  • Physical distancing only mitigates the rate of infection. Mass testing, and industrial mobilization, is the only thing that can actually really suppress it. [2]
  • If you ask yourself 'what went wrong' in the response to Corona, this is the best article on the longer term I have read so far [3]: our governments ignored the 'carrying capacity' of our health system, just as our socio-economic system ignores the basic 'tresholds and allocations' inherent in our planetary boundaries.

"What’s particularly pernicious about crossing carrying capacity thresholds is the potential for amplifying feedback loops to trigger tipping points, thus exiting the relative stability of an existing state of a system in a non-linear phase shift to an altogether different (and inherently unpredictable) systemic state. Think of climate chaos as transgressing the carrying capacity threshold of temperature stability (the best science says the dividing line is 1.5C) tipping us into a hothouse earth, or the spontaneous 1960s riots against racism in the US or the more recent Arab Spring that crossed the carrying capacity of social justice. In each of these instances, there are vital resources that underpin stable systems, and if these resources are depleted, or if we fail to regenerate new resources, we risk crossing carrying capacity thresholds."


  • Viral Solidarity an open and collaborative wiki to map, connect and organize information channels, solidarity initiatives, innovation and social cooperation from local to global in response to the pandemic".
  • Crowdfight COVID-19: An initiative from the scientific community to put all available resources at the service of the fight against COVID-19
  • LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1558 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed.

  • See below in the Encyclopedia, but also:


  • Covid Risk, app: "an app to collect and track risks of infection at the individual level, using Bluetooth and GPS data, while (miraculously) safeguarding privacy". [Covid19Risk.com]
  • TraceTogether (Singapore): "taps Bluetooth signals to detect other participating mobile devices in close proximity to allow them to identify those who have been in close contact when needed." [4]


Article Collections



Scientific Resources

  • Crowdfight COVID-19: An initiative from the scientific community to put all available resources at the service of the fight against COVID-19
  • LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1558 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed.
  • [[NJEM Coronavirus: A collection of articles and other res(ources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.


By Topic

Context Future Scenarios for Emerging Infectious Diseases: Sohail Inatullah on the "predictability of the Coronavirus outbreak"

Business and Labor Support

By country


Environmental Issues

Market and State Failures

State failures:

Summary of the arguments:

  • austerity policies destroyed public health infrastructure
  • failure to plan for pandemicc
  • failure to act on time to mitigate or suppress the virus
  • lack of public healtn insure forces workers to continue to work
  • lack of support for freelance and independent workers

Market failure:

  • low-wage-sector companies are now exacerbating the spread of COVID-19, insofar as they refused to pay their workers sick pay, forcing them to go to work.


Summary of the arguments:

  • price gouging of medical devices
  • failure to produce medical producs and devices needed for pandemics

Medical Issues

  • The ethics of triage NJEM

Mental Health Resources

  • Corona virus anxiety: "Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty". [6]

Mitigation Strategies

The successful ones so far

Mutual Aid

  • Next Door: "I find good ol' Next Door App to be helpful if you want to offer your own services or look for help." [7]

By Country




  • Intellihelp: "Cohesive, no-nonsense support community connecting those needing help with those who can give it."


For particular places and communities

  • Ann Arbor: the Kekere Emergency Childcare Collective has formed as a response to Coronavirus related school closures. The group is striving to organize mutual aid childcare for families

Social Inequality

  • Paul Engler: How progressive and solidaristic impulses have come to the fore in response to Trigger Events [9]

Solidarity Economy / Social Economy / Cooperatives


Policies (laws and proposals)

Actual policies, voted in parliaments or decided by governments, or at least serious policy and legal propositions:

Policy (debates and interventions)


  • The Covid19 Emergency Is a Green One: A message to European finance ministers to double down on European Green Deal as the economic response to the Corona-pandemic. By Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Hunter Lovins, Kate Raworth, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. Club of Rome, 20/3/2020
  • The Economic Case for Post-Corona Low-carbon Development: "pursuing low-carbon and climate-resilient growth is the best way to unlock lasting economic and social benefits. Bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in net global economic benefits between now and 2030 compared with business-as-usual according to the New Climate Economy"



By Country

  • UK: Call for a Post-Pandemic Plan: Adam Lent argues we need to start thinking now about a post-pandemic plan focused on building stronger communities and a resilient economy.
  • USA: A group of experts from academia and civil society, many of whom advised the presidential campaigns of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have issued a detailed call for “Green Stimulus To Rebuild Our Economy.” The open letter for members of Congress calls for “an ambitious Green Stimulus of at least $2 trillion” [10]

By Language and Country

Asian Countries




  • Hack Corona [11]: Dutch Hacking Health initiative
  • Molecular Modelling Project Wetenschappelijk onderzoek (drug discovery corona) [12]





  • More than 500 @CovidAidUK community support groups spring up as neighbours offer support during Coronavirus outbreak.' [14]
  • Covid 19 Mutual Aid Groups (UK), 931 listed on google doc [15]


  • Covid-19 Financial Solidarity, Oakland, US: " inspiring prototype out of Oakland that has facilitated hundreds of financial transactions to those disproportionately impacted: [16]
  • San Diego (county-wide) COVID-19 Mutual Aid Volunteer [17]
  • How Can I Help? - SF Bay Area [18]


"Il n’y aura pas de « sortie de crise » sans un bouleversement majeur de l’organisation sociale et économique actuelle"


  • Code-Virus: "constitution d’un collectif de travail interdisciplinaire en sciences humaines et sociales CODE-VIRUS (Coordination interDisciplinaire pour l’Etude de l’impact sociétal du CoronaVIRUS) . Objectif : Suivre, documenter et anticiper collectivement et de manière interdisciplinaire les conséquences de la pandémie de Coronavirus sur nos modes de vie, nos organisations et nos territoires" [19]. Contact : [email protected]


  • La Plateforme de Microbiologie Mutualisée (P2M) est ouverte à l’ensemble des laboratoires de référence de l’Institut Pasteur, à Paris et dans le Réseau International. Dans un esprit de mutualisation technologique, P2M regroupe les demandes et permet ainsi l’utilisation en routine, jusqu’ici impossible du séquençage à haut débit multi-pathogènes (NGS par les technologies illumina et Ion Torrent). [20]
  • OpenCOVID19-fr: Organisation informelle issue de la société civile dont l'objet est de consolider des données et de proposer des outils de visualisation concernant l'épidémie de COVID19 en France. [21]

Initiatives limitees a un lieu particulier :

(via Pierre PP)

  1. Paris : https://www.facebook.com/notes/transition-paris-20/situation-epidemique-infos-et-initiatives-dans-paris/2533493596868699/

Reseaux Sociaux :

  1. Covid-entraide infos France a des groupes facebook et telegram : https://www.facebook.com/pg/coronavirusentraide/about/?ref=page_internal
  2. Dont le groupe Coronavirus - Infos pratiques : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1979446748866204/
  3. Marie covid 19 infos : https://www.facebook.com/groups/195816401648291/


  • Covid-19 aide communautaire Montreal fb ; [Covid-19 aide communautaire Montreal [22]



Spanish Language

  • Frenalacurva.net Peer/citizen produced guides to cope with the virus. Social innovation and civic resilience for pandemic times. [23]
  • The super-neighborhood (supervecina.com/#/yaquevas/en) app Is working overtime during the Corona crisis in Spain and Portugal


See the overview maintained by Appropedia at https://www.appropedia.org/Collaborative_COVID-19_initiatives?

  • CivicTechHub lists international grassroots movements, bringing together individuals, organisations and governments. We are using open data and encourage open collaboration globally [24]
  • COVIDbase is a work-in-progress curated list of projects, news, and data related to COVID-19

Miscellaneous Tools

  1. UV Sterilizer, https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4223034
  2. U-Shaped Virus Water Trap Filler, https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4222897
  3. Acrylic board stand for blocking droplet, https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4198078
  4. UV Sterilizer, https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4223034
  5. U-Shaped Virus Water Trap Filler https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4222897
  6. Acrylic board stand for blocking droplet https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4198078
  7. Handy Tool for Buttons (Kid), https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4220694
  8. Button press tool with a protective sleeve, https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4219470
  9. Coronavirus Covid-19 Custom Message Display Board https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4220162

By Country

Tech Events / Hackatons

3D Printing


Door Openers





Mask Designs and Projects

  1. Covid Coronavirus Face Mask https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4222563
  2. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4177128
  3. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4185367
  4. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4223974
  5. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4222984
  6. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4215454
  7. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4222567
  8. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4225667
  9. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4223531
  10. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4226409
  11. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4217534
  12. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4164771
  13. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4167649
  14. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4214066
  15. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4227577
  16. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4227223
  17. mask clip: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4227132 ; https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4219552
  18. Face mask hook: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4225191
  19. Faceshield: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4227278
  20. Full Face Mask: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4225760


By Country

  1. Chile: Hack The Pandemic N95 masks, Copper3D, https://copper3d.com/hackthepandemic/
  2. Croatia: Face Shield, https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/25718-face-shield
  3. Hong Kong: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3052135/polytechnic-university-lab-3d-printing-face
  4. Italy: Easy Covid mask, https://www.isinnova.it/easy-covid19-eng/
  5. Spain: A network of makers with 3-D printers R supplying Reina Sofia Hospital in Cordoba, Spain with masks https://coronavirusmakers.org/index.php/es/


  1. Masques : une ligne de production solidaire se met en place à Bruxelles
  2. Maak Je Mond Masker ; Faites Votre Masque Buccal
  3. Makerspace @ PXL/UHasselt print gezichtsmaskers voor zorgsector

Research Papers

  1. Oliveira, Mileny Ximenes, Capistrano, Amilton dos Reis, Rosa, Suélia de Siqueira Rodrigues Fleury, Silva, José Felício, Rocha, Adson Ferreira da, & Carvalho, Hervaldo Sampaio. (2014). Control system for continuous positive airway pressure. Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Biomédica, 30(2), 102-113. https://doi.org/10.1590/rbeb.2014.017


  1. Farré, R., Montserrat, J. M., Solana, G., Gozal, D., & Navajas, D. (2019). Easy-to-build and affordable continuous positive airway pressure CPAP device for adult patients in low-income countries. European Respiratory Journal, 53(5).https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.02290-2018


Medical Supplies

See the FAQ on Making Safe Medical Devices for the COVID-19 Crisis ; Summary of Open Source Designs and Projects To Fight the Covid-19 Outbreak

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Safety for medical personnel

Testing Kits

ATTENTION, this is the PRIORITY now for the open source, p2p-peer production, commons-oriented movements: physical distancing is only a mitigation and flow management tactic and does not eradicate the virus; what is need for that is mass testing capabilities, as practiced successfully in several East Asian countries:

Environmental Testing

By Country


By Country


See: Open Source Ventilator ; COVID-19 Ventilator Open Source Project

  • many technical details and requirements in this recent google doc: [28]


  • Thingiverse, Respirator valve: [32] ; Air Filter: [33] ; Hot Water Inhaler

[34]; UV Sterilizer [35]


  • Code Life Ventilator Challenge: "To design a low-cost, simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-build ventilator that can serve the COVID patients, in an emergency timeframe."


By country


  1. Oxygen Emergency Respirator
  2. Reespirator 23 (Reesistencia Team)


  1. Wales: Welsh doctor designs ventilator that could save the lives of thousands of coronavirus patients
  2. UK Open Air Project, http://www.openair-project.org

Research Papers

  • Design and Prototyping of a Low-cost Portable Mechanical Ventilator. By Abdul Mohsen Al Husseini. Proceedings of the 2010 Design of Medical Devices Conference DMD2010, April 13-15, 2010, Minneapolis, MN, USA [37]


What is changing in post-corona times ?

Introductory Quote(s)

"Suddenly everything is happening very quickly. Within hours, such large sums are being pumped into the markets that make the ‘radical’ promises of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders seem like pocket money in comparison. German politicians, who yesterday had gotten heated up by the intellectual musings of young socialist Kevin Kühnert, are now seriously considering the nationalisation of corporations. What was dismissed in the climate debate as the naive dreams of children is now a sad reality: global air traffic is coming to a standstill. Borders that were considered unclosable in the refugee crisis are now indeed closed. And along the way, conservative governor of Bavaria, Markus Söder has abandoned the German fetish of balanced budgets, announcing, ‘We will not be guided by accounting issues, but by what Germany needs.’ The age of neoliberalism, in terms of the primacy of market interests over all other social interests, is coming to an end. Of course, all of these measures are due to the state of emergency. However, citizens will remember them when they soon again are told ‘There is no alternative.’ With the crisis, long-dormant sphere of politics has been set into motion. After four decades of neoliberal scepticism about the state, a long forgotten fact is coming to the light: that nation states still have enormous creative power, if only they are willing to use it."

- Marc Saxer [38]

"There are several ways that we can begin to discuss how the current form of the capitalist system has contributed to making the COVID-19 crisis. Two widely discussed key features of the viral ecology are: (1) the expansion of monoculture agricultural economies, creating ripe ecological conditions for zoonotic disease emergence, and (2) the dependency of the mortality rate of the virus on hospital capacity, causing geographic variance in COVID-19’s capacity to produce mass premature death. This second problem has been exacerbated in countries that have exercised state-led neoliberal contraction in the health sector."

- Neel Ahuja [39]


  • The Social Recession. Atlantic, March 22, 2020: "A social recession is marked by growing loneliness and isolation."


  • French educators are learning from each other how to do post-presence learning and teaching [40]



  • countermoves to amazonifcation: local shops coalescing in one online ordering platform, the case of Antwerp, Belgium: eshopantwerpen.be?


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