Coronavirus Tech Handbook

Coronavirus Tech Handbook
Type of site
LaunchedMarch 2020 (2020-03)

The Coronavirus Tech Handbook is a website designed to crowdsource information about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.[1][2][3] It was developed at Newspeak House, a hackerspace for politics in London, England.[4]

The site, which launched in March 2020,[1] is hosted as an interlinked collection of user-editable online documents, which makes it effectively a wiki. As of October 2020 it has expanded to provide tools for consumers, businesses, local governments, and developers, amongst others, to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

Its stated aim is to provide:[6]

a space for technologists, civic organisations, public & private institutions, researchers and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on a rapid and sophisticated response to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent impacts.


  1. ^ a b "Technologists Are Crowdsourcing a 'Coronavirus Tech Handbook' to Track Resources". Gizmodo. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ Boran, Marie. "Coronavirus Tech Handbook guides you through the mayhem". The Irish Times. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Coronavirus: is there a design solution to medical supply shortages?". Design Week. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ Bender, Maddie (17 March 2020). "People Are Trying to Make DIY Ventilators to Meet Coronavirus Demand". Vice. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Contents | Coronavirus Tech Handbook | JoeDocs". Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus Tech Handbook". Retrieved 21 March 2020.

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).