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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

COVID-19 tracking website clarifies a satire post re: 1 resurrected case

08/01/2020 01:14:53 PM

Because a lot of people can be really gullible nowadays... or maybe they're just plain lazy enough to do some research and distinguish sarcasm.

Recently, a number of posts circulated in social media which combines news reports with the logo, alongside the Philippine coronavirus data, displaying a "1 Resurrected First World Record" at the lower rightmost portion. The tracking portal vehemently denies any information leading to this case of an individual in the country. In fact, the portal only reports the number of COVID-19 cases, recoveries, and deaths per country.

"Just like any other diseases, no one resurrects from the coronavirus disease. Always observe precautionary measures to avoid the risk of being infected," said Dr. Lau Cher Han, a data scientist and full stack developer who leads the project.

Once featured in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, s an open-source, community-based coronavirus tracking website portal keeping track of the latest news and developments about the coronavirus pandemic and gathers data for in-depth analysis (e.g. time series to monitor the growth, spread of the virus), including localized news (e.g. news related to Malaysia, or Kuala Lumpur only). Contents are handpicked, filtered, and curated by 460 volunteers across the globe, ranging from data scientists, medical professionals, UI/UX designers, and full-stack developers ensuring these sources are reliable with minimal hoaxes and fake news. Natural language processing (NLP) helps analyze trending content and identify meaningful topics over various news sources and social media platforms prior to verification.

Be updated about the coronavirus pandemic by visiting their website

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