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Message from User:Pine[edit]

Selection of the page header image[edit]

New article related to preventive measures for those who work in health care? Other occupations?[edit]

I could not locate Wikipedia article dealing with preventive measures for those who are exposed at work. There is well-based concerned over the need to protect health care workers.

Some sources could be:

Also, perhaps for other occupations:

I tried adding specific external links related to Coronavirus disease 2019 article but got removed. I then added them to 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic article. It is still there. In the meantime I have been adding information so articles on occupational hazards in specific populations, like dentists.

I would love some feedback. Thanks for all who have been working on this! TMorata (talk) 14:44, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Hello @Pine: Really good work on the articles you mentioned! I think it might be better to create a new section, something like "Risk across different professions", to alert those at greater risk, since the prevention info might be the same. Thanks. TMorata (talk) 14:50, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Hi @TMorata: that would be a good suggestion to make on the talk pages of the respective articles, at en:Talk:2019–20 coronavirus pandemic and en:Talk:Coronavirus disease 2019. ↠Pine () 06:50, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @TMorata: There is a Wikiproject on enwiki for all editors involved in the develpment of contents related to all aspects of COVID-19. I thought it would be easy to locate a wiki-link to this wproj at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2019–20_coronavirus_pandemic but I cannot find it in the walloftext on that page. Anyway, wprojects are a great way to develop new content for a particular topic. There are a lot of automated tools that keep track of which new pages (articles, categries,etc) have been recently added, which ones are proposed for deletion, and much much more. Am I making sense? Ottawahitech (talk) 16:06, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Ottawahitech: and @Pine:Thanks! So much going on... I will add some info in the project pages, as more publications are coming out on the topic. TMorata (talk) 14:41, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

First reported on 17 November 2019?[edit]

Wrong map for France data Apr. 1st[edit]

On link https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/COVID-19_Outbreak_Hospitalized_in_France_13_Regions_&_DomTom.svg

Data displayed on map regions are those from March 27th

Correct data can be get on https://geodes.santepubliquefrance.fr/#bbox=-144597,6478702,779170,482344&c=indicator&f=0&i=covid_hospit.hosp&s=2020-04-01&selcodgeo=11&t=a01&view=map1

Wikimedia Foundation funding any Wikimedia community projects?[edit]

Has the Wikimedia Foundation published anything or made any public statements about funding any community responses to COVID-19?

Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:33, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: I'm not sure what you're referring to regarding "community responses to COVID-19". Could you be more specific? We are still funding some activities through our grant programs-- (see Grants:Project/Rapid/WMPT/Wiki Love Earth 2020 as an example), but I'm not sure if this is what you mean. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 19:04, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
@I JethroBT (WMF): Yes, after the model of the Wikimedia Foundation doing any other sort of funding campaign around a common theme, is the WMF now or might the WMF consider offering funding to encourage the development of content around the theme of COVID-19?
So for example, "apply now in this way, receive funding to fulfill proposals around COVID-19 related proposals, rapid grants available etc."
Is the COVID-19 situation the sort of situation in which funding through the routine and established open call grants process might enable community engagement? Thanks for your consideration. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:57, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
@Bluerasberry: Hi Lane, sorry to leave you hanging here for a while without a response. No, we haven't done any wider messaging around an open call grants process to enable community engagement specific to COVID-19. As a campaign idea, it is interesting and one I know some active projects who are specifically focused on these topics. I will explore what capacity we might have to do something like this, but I will be warn that our team's capacity to initiate new projects or campaigns is significantly limited at this time. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 19:51, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
@I JethroBT (WMF): Thanks. This will not be the last time a disaster strikes and the Wikimedia community needs to act quickly. If not for COVID-19, then perhaps take lessons learned here and organize a drive to prepare for future disaster response in recognition of the Wikimedia community's response to COVID. In that way you get your time, wiki community gets recognition, and we address future challenges. I am especially interested in increasing capacity to mobilize translations.
I could be biased and not seeing the whole picture, but so far as I can recognize, the Wikimedia community organization around COVID-19 is unprecedented in number of participants, depth of engagement, and the diversity of collaboration. Interlanguage knowledge gaps are vast, countries with less money get less info, and simultaneously those poorer places would have been the easiest to improve with financial intervention, and yet nothing is available for this particular crisis.
I appreciate your advocacy in doing what you can. Please speak up to develop triggers for deploying emergency response funds for getting out information in crisis for the future. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:36, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

COVID-19 information in all languages - sharing data and code[edit]

Looking in language versions of en:2019–20_coronavirus_pandemic many don't have up to date pandemic status. For example as of now:

I created a Lua module to generate table automatically based on data from commons (he:Module:CoronaTable), but unfortunately it isn't possible to share modules across wikis other than copy&paste. eranroz (talk) 13:11, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Alert on new resource: just published Cochrane review on PPE[edit]

Content that could be added to several of the COVID-related articles: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011621.pub4/full Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff Cochrane Systematic Review - Intervention Version published: 15 April 2020 see what's new https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011621.pub4 TMorata (talk) 14:14, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Semi protected edit request on 4 May 2020[edit]

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Hey, would you change the English Wikipedia link page to "COVID-19 pandemic"? Because the page has been renamed to that. Also, would you change the picture for the steps to this one, I think that this image is much more detailed. 112.173.110.38 03:01, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Steps to stop the spread of COVID-19
Links updated, please start a separate conversation for a consensus about the image.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:14, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Should we change the image regarding the tips for COVID prevention?[edit]

I think that the CDC one (above) is much better than the current one, because I think that it's more descriptive and has further steps taken to it. How about you?

New World Health Organization Content collaboration[edit]

Hi all. We are happy to announce a collaboration w/ World Health Organization to get open access media for Commons: https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2020/10/22/world-health-organization-and-wikimedia-foundation-expand-access/. We need your help identifying useful files for improving coverage of COVID: please share ideas on the Collaboration page on Commons. This involved a lot of long-term behind the scene conversations with World Health Organization. Thank you for everyone involved, and please help us identify and use the content from the organization. Astinson (WMF) (talk) 14:50, 22 October 2020 (UTC)