Coronavirus by the numbers

I have always been fascinated by numbers, so looking at data on the coronavirus spread and its lethality is revealing and also raises lots of questions I cannot answer, since I am not a virologist, nor am I on top of what each country is doing to contain the spread of the virus.  There are several good sources of information on the numbers if this interests you. A 17-year-old prodigy from Seattle has created an excellent database, which updates every minute.  Here is an article on the young software designer.  Johns Hopkins University, recipient of the largest gift ever made by one person to a university (Michael Bloomberg's gift of $1.8 billion), also has good data. The country-by-country information, especially when examined over time, suggests that there are some disparities.  First: the incidence rate — that is, the number of cases compared to a country's population.  This virus began in China and...(Read Full Post)
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