While the focus of Regional Relief is on encouraging donations and solidarity within Southeast Asia, we also wanted to highlight some ongoing global volunteer efforts that anyone with an internet connection can contribute to.
The situation is dynamic and the trajectory of the pandemic is not predetermined. There is a wide range of remote activity you can join; from contributing computer power to simulations to translating webpages with useful public health messages. Those with mechanical engineering or coding skills are further well-positioned to contribute to ongoing projects that attempt to produce more medical equipment and develop technological solutions to some of the urgent problems the world faces today.
The Coronavirus TechHandbook is probably one of the most extensive databases of COVID-related content at the moment and is worth checking out if you’re interested in devoting part of your time to helping combat this public health and economic crisis.