RT Live: Instagram Founders launch website to track COVID-19, RT.live, constructed by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, tells about the spread of the coronavirus in the US.
The founders of Instagram Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger once again came together to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the US. They have launched a website to display live data on the spread rate between individuals for COVID-19. On its RT.live website, the data from the COVID Tracking Project is used to measure whether the infection has spread to the United States or not.
RT.live tracks the effective rate of reproduction of coronavirus (Rt) separately across all countries and thus estimates how many individuals infected are.
“Values above 1.0 means that there should be more cases, values below 1.0 mean that we should expect lower,” the website says.
The data helps to examine the spread of the virus with a more region-specific approach that has spread globally. According to the data, Rt is less than 1.1 in 15 out of 50 states in the US On April 20, data at 4:00 pm IST showed that the COVID-19 pandemic is the slowest in Connecticut with its Rt at 0.42, respectively.
Other counties like Vermont, Colorado and Alabama also have shown that the virus does not grow in the States on average. The same evidence shows that in North Dakota, South Carolina and Ohio, the virus continues to grow at the fastest pace.
New York, the worst-hit state in the United States with a virus, still has COVID-19 on the red and still transmits it to others after having controlled the spread for over a week.
“We try to take what is a complicated topic and reduce it to a simple number that anyone can view at home,” Bloomberg quoted Kevin Systrom.
The site will help you understand the impact of authorities’ decisions on easing constraints or ordering a stricter lock-up in real-time.
However, there are some limitations on the data in the website. It says the numbers will be affected by a rapid rise in test rate. In addition, these numbers do not reflect the time between the onset of a person’s disease and the positive results.
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger were last working together on Instagram in September 2018 before they left Facebook.
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