Developed by MedShr, NHS doctors and Leeds University Institute of Data Analytics

Let’s Beat COVID-19 Together

The spread and devastating impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is something that none of us have seen before. Hospitals in China and Italy struggled to care for the large numbers of people who become very unwell, especially those who needed Intensive Care and breathing support with a ventilator.

The UK and US, and many other countries, are probably just a few weeks away from the crisis that Italy is now facing.

How does the Let’s Beat COVID-19 Survey help?

Doctors and nurses around the world are working very hard to help patients with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are hearing from them that they don’t have the information they need to plan services and avert a crisis.

The survey helps us understand how many people in each region:

  • are more likely to medical help or hospitalisation if they become ill with COVID-19
  • have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms
  • have mild symptoms of COVID-19
  • believe or know they have already had COVID-19

You can help the doctors and nurses deal with the Coronavirus pandemic by completing this short survey, and asking all of your family, friends and colleagues to do the same.

We will use the anonymous information from thousands of people to understand how the situation is changing in each region, and predict what will happen next. Knowing whether the number of COVID-19 cases is going up or down in each area will help the local hospitals and healthcare services prepare and save more lives.

Filling in the Let’s Beat COVID-19 Survey also keeps you and your family safe

After filling in the survey, you’ll receive up to date advice from your state or country on what you should be doing to keep yourself and others safe.

The advice you receive is personalised and will be based on

  • whether you have COVID-19
  • whether you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19
  • whether your symptoms are mild or severe
  • your overall health, age and gender
  • where you live

We will help you understand whether you must stay home in self-isolation, whether you can go out to get groceries or to the pharmacy, and whether you should seek medical help.

Remember, this is personalised guidance, so the survey should be completed for every member of your household, including children.

What if I complete the survey, then something changes?

We recommend that you complete the survey at least once a week, and update for everyone in your family or household if they are unable to sign up.

Please complete the survey again if anything about your situation changes - for example, if you think you have symptoms, if you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you were ill and now feel better.

We promise to protect your data and your privacy and will work with the National Health Service, Public Health England, Department of Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare providers to do the very best we can for patients.

All information will be securely stored in cloud servers an in accordance with GDPR and state and federal regulations in the USA.

About the Let’s Beat COVID-19 Team

Let’s Beat COVID-19 is a not-for-profit venture that has been rapidly set up by a group of volunteers committed to helping the public, patients and healthcare professionals.

The team is led by Dr Asif Qasim, a Consultant Cardiologist based in London (UK). Dr Qasim is also the Founder of MedShr, an educational network that connects over one million doctors in 190 countries.

Let’s Beat COVID-19 volunteers

Dr Asif Qasim, Founder and CEO MedShr

Jude Venn, Co-Founder and CEO MedShr

Paul Jackman, Head of Design Third Space Learning

Janis Curry, Head of Growth and Engagement, MedShr

Dr Ed Myung, Engineer, MedShr

Ben Harries, Engineer, MedShr

Dr Daniel Livingstone, Health Education Fellow, MedShr

Dr Rachel Amber Coles, Health Education Fellow, MedShr

Dr Samantha Goh, Education Fellow, MedShr

Morning Wu, Social Media MedShr

Tommy Vaznelis, Speeding Films

Torstein Jacobsen, Speeding Films

Haifa Barbari, Head of Strategy Saatchi Wellness

Alexia Willets, Founder Little Black Door

Marina Pengilly, Co-Founder Little Black Door

Paul Norman, Associate Prof, Population & Health Geography, University of Leeds

Prof Chris Gale, Prof of Cardiovascular Medicine, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Co-Director Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds

About MedShr

MedShr is a HIPAA and GDPR compliant professional network for doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals. We connect over one million members in 190 countries using the platform to learn from each other and to work together to provide better care for their patients.

MedShr works in partnership with national and specialist medical societies around the world. In the UK MedShr supports medical education with over 40 live programs with NHS Trusts, Royal Colleges and specialist medical societies.

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