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Daily Archives: 5 April 2020
The scientific community must take up cudgels in the battle against bunk. Cow urine, bleach and cocaine have all been recommended as COVID-19 cures — all guff. The pandemic has been cast as a leaked bioweapon, a byproduct of 5G wireless technology and a political hoax — all poppycock. And countless wellness gurus and alternative-medicine practitioners have pushed unproven potions, pills and practices as ways to ‘boost’ the immune system.
This site presents an independent research project, not funded by any agency, and not tied to any company, government, or political party. We acknowledge the enormous input, feedback, inspiration, and support of the people and the global community that has allowed for the continual improvement of this research. The site provides continuous predictive monitoring of COVID-19 developments as a complement to monitoring confirmed cases. SIR (susceptible-infected-recovered) model is regressed with daily updated data from different countries to estimate the pandemic life cycle curves and predict when the pandemic might end in respective countries and the world, with codes from Milan Batista and data from Our World in Data. The predictions reported here all have goodness-of-fit R^2 > 0.8. The predictions are expected to change with the changes in real-world scenarios over time and are updated daily with the latest data. Motivation, theory, method, how-to-read examples, and caution are in this paper.
Eight ways in which scientists hope to provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2 . More than 90 vaccines are being developed against SARS-CoV-2 by research teams in companies and universities across the world. Researchers are trialling different technologies, some of which haven’t been used in a licensed vaccine before. At least six groups have already begun injecting formulations into volunteers in safety trials; others have started testing in animals. Nature’s graphical guide explains each vaccine design.