Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases WorldWide

0
224
Meet the 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann

17-year-old Avi Schiffmann is the teenager behind the Word’s biggest website tracking coronavirus cases that is now a vital global resource. The website provides accurate data on the number of confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries caused by the pandemic globally.

Avi Schiffmann, a high schooler in Washington State, USA, who tutored himself how to code watching Youtube videos, said he launched nCoV2019.live in late December 2019, when the novel virus had not yet been discovered outside the epicentre, China.

The site – which has reportedly been visited over 40 million times – tracks live information sourced from the World Health Organisation, the Centers for Disease Control and from various channels to provide accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic.

The site does not only display a number of confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries but it also features an interactive map, information on the disease and the option of subscribing to a newsletter that gives you daily updates sent to your inbox.

Avi in an interview with Democracy Now! and monitored by dazeddigital.com, Avi said: “When I started this website, there were less than 1,000 total cases, they were all in the Wuhan area of China, and there was a lot of misinformation spreading. So I decided it would be cool to create a website and make it a central hub of information.”

He continued: “The purpose goal of (the website) was to provide an easy way to see the straight facts and the data, without having to make a website that was biased or full of ads. You shouldn’t have to go through government websites to download a daily PDF that’s probably out of date by the time you read it and have to go through all kinds of complicated things just to see the straight facts.”

Latest Showbiz News:

No items

Enter Your School👇

Students Who Test Positive For Coronavirus Will Partake In The WASSCE – Deputy Minister

Gifty Twum Ampofo, Deputy Minister of Education, has explained that all final year students who have tested positive for COVID-19 Read more

Just In: NAGRAT calls for closure of schools as infection among students spread

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) wants the government to close down all educational institutions in the country as Read more

Naira Marley holds Concert despite the increase in COVID-19 cases

Naira Marley is currently trending for holding a packed concert in Abuja amid the coronavirus pandemic -The artiste held a Read more

Religious activities to begin as Akufo-Addo eases Coronavirus-induced restrictions

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eased the restrictions imposed on religious activities in the country. He announced this Read more

COVID-19: Ghana’s recovery count increases to 294

294 persons have now recovered from the novel coronavirus in Ghana. This means that 65 more people who had contracted Read more

COVID-19: ‘Schools in Ghana to resume Academic Work after COVID-19’ – Minister

Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has asked Ghanaians not to put pressure on government to reopen schools in the Read more

COVID-19: Ghana performs it’s first 2 autopsies on dead bodies

Ghana on Thursday morning conducted two autopsies on two Covid-19 bodies to help unravel the mysteries surrounding a virus that Read more

Ghana records 1,500 cases of COVID-19 as at April 26

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have increased to 1,550. This is according to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update on Sunday, April Read more

COVID-19: Ghana’s case count rises to 1,279 with 134 recoveries

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 1,279 from the 1,154 announced last Tuesday. This update represents 125 new cases Read more

COVID-19 Cases in Ghana now stands at 1,042

This was announced by President Akufo-Addo during his seventh address to the nation on the outbreak today, Sunday, April 19, Read more

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.