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U.S. schoolboy Avi Shifman created world's largest coronavirus database

The site of 17-year-old Avi Shifman has been visited more than 40 million times

An American teenager created one of the largest databases of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic — indicating the total number of people infected, dead, and recovered (as well as the percentage of the latter to the total number).

According to Democracy Now, a 17-year-old student from Seattle, Washington, Avi Shifman independently learned programming and launched the site nCoV2019.live at the end of December 2019.

Information on his resource comes from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control of various countries and other sources of accurate and updated pandemic data.

He said that the launch of this project was prompted by a lack of accurate and confirmed data on the spread of the epidemic. At that time, it was still a local problem — only about a thousand people were infected with the coronavirus in the Chinese province of Wuhan.

At the moment, his site has been visited more than 40 million times. In addition to data on the spread of the pandemic, his site has an interactive map and information about the disease.

It is worth noting that a similar project was launched by the Johns Hopkins University Medical Research Center in the USA.

Recall that earlier, US President Donald Trump openly blamed the widespread of the infection on the Chinese authorities.

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