Meet the International Team Mapping the Real-Time Spread of COVID-19

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Think of it like Wikipedia, but an open database — curated by volunteers — that instead tracks and maps the real-time spread of COVID-19 around the world.

Since the onset of what has become the COVID-19 pandemic, an international team of over 20 researchers has been aggregating information and developing publicly available datasets to help people study the outbreak as it evolves.

Many of the researchers part of the Open COVID-19 Data Curation Group first connected in 2015 while working on a similar project during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But the scale of COVID-19 has already made this latest effort a much larger task.

“We didn’t necessarily anticipate in early January that this was going to become a pandemic,” says Samuel Scarpino, an assistant professor at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute, who is a member of the collaboration. “It really is being operated now like the large scale project it has become”

The goals of the project are to make this raw data open to the public to inform how this outbreak began, give a real-time look at how the situation is changing, how it is unfolding both locally and globally and what is working to stem the spread.

The information is being widely used by an array of individuals and organizations including the CDC, European CDC, and WHO.

The project is collaboratively led by Moritz Kramer of the University of Oxford, and David Pigott of the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Think of it like Wikipedia, but an open database — curated by volunteers — that instead tracks and maps the real-time spread of COVID-19 around the world.
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Andrew says:

Right now I prefer Trump than open borders democrats…..

MyMindIstellingMeNoButmyCucumbermyCucumber says:

Another reason added to list on why aliens won't visit us.

birrymays says:

"Meet the team" apparently means "listen to a guy talking over skype with some videographics"

Letter4Elise says:

So you're saying we're all gonna die and old white men are to blame…..shock

Marco Colo says:

Seem like mother Africa is good hint black folk

Patrick Buffington says:

Worse than a disease which may be difficult for the government/powers to give you… Your privacy. As we watch, given away without care.

chaosXpert says:

It's all fear-mongering and lies to make Trump look bad. They've hated him since before the election.

Steven G says:

Exposure and contamination seems to happen much more rapidly in countries that dont disinfect its streets. Social distancing helps but not everyone can afford to stay home. For those working deserve safer environments to commute.

Joe T says:

Where's the graph of mutated strains. I think Italy got hit hard because it was due to a more potent strain… I mean look at the deaths comparison:

https://i.redd.it/d9c6kr3s6mo41.png

If I was a big honcho in the government, I would be all over that strain so it doesn't spread further. But I'm not so, good luck…

Ignacio Ramirez says:

Yo Africa don’t got it!

Superpopem says:

America is going to get toasted with the virus. And the main big reason will not be leadership but the current division within country. Unfortunately, the only way to beat this is with unity something America lost a long time ago.

alaa hmede says:

all this video is made just to attack trump.. ridiculous

Casey5693 says:

These guys are the real MVP's.

Joey denardo says:

HOW ABOUT YOU WORRY ABOUT THE NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE IT AND OR LOST THERE LIVES SO WE CAN EXPOSE WHAT WE ARE LOOSING RATHER THAN WORRY ABOUT A DUMB MAP.

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