I'm Ph.D Pharmacologist + Immunologist and Intellectual Property expert. I have been calling for a more robust and centralized COVID-19 database-not just positive test cases. AMA!
Topic: There is an appalling lack of coordinated crowd-based (or self-reported) data collection initiatives related to COVID-19. Currently, if coronavirus tests are negative, there is no mandatory reporting to the CDC...meaning many valuable datapoints are going uncollected. I am currently reaching out to government groups and politicians to help put forth a database with Public Health in mind. We created https://aitia.app and want to encourage widespread submission of datapoints for all people, healthy or not. With so many infectious diseases presenting symptoms in similar ways, we need to collect more baseline data so we can better understand the public health implications of the coronavirus.
Bio: Kenneth Kohn PhD Co-founder and Legal/Intellectual Property Advisor: Ken Kohn holds a PhD in Pharmacology and Immunology (1979 Wayne State University) and is an intellectual property (IP) attorney (1982 Wayne State University), with more than 40 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech space. He is the owner of Kohn & Associates PLLC of Farmington Hills, Michigan, an IP law firm specializing in medical, chemical and biotechnology. Dr. Kohn is also managing partner of Prebiotic Health Sciences and is a partner in several other technology and pharma startups. He has vast experience combining business, law, and science, especially having a wide network in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Kohn also assists his law office clients with financing matters, whether for investment in technology startups or maintaining ongoing companies. Dr. Kohn is also an adjunct professor, having taught Biotech Patent Law to upper level law students for a consortium of law schools, including Wayne State University, University of Detroit, and University of Windsor. Current co-founder of (https://optimdosing.com)
great photo of ken edit: fixed typo
update: Thank you, this has been a blast. I am tied up for a bit, but will be back throughout the day to answer more questions. Keep em coming!