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Mapping a Pandemic – 1/26/20

“The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering has built and is regularly updating an online dashboard for tracking the worldwide spread of the coronavirus outbreak that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Lauren Gardner, a civil engineering professor and CSSE’s co-director, spearheaded the effort to launch the mapping website on Wednesday. The site displays statistics about deaths and confirmed cases of coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, across a worldwide map. It also allows visitors to download the data for free. [Source: Hub.JHU.com] Mapping the spread of new cases and fatalities is perhaps the most critical tool available to researchers, medical professionals and epidemiologists as they try to accurately track and respond to this rapidly-evolving threat.