Mar 13 2020
Hello World! I am Dr. Riciu Andrei, board certified dermatologist from Europe and avid web developer . I've been keeping a close eye on the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic since it only numbered a few cases in the Wuhan - Hubei province. I remember reporting on a medical website I had back in 2011 about a Dutch Researcher that created a superinfluenza virus as a research project, that was hypothesized to be able to infect millions simply by combining five distinct natural mutations into one H5N1 strain. The times we live in right now aren't pretty much different (except this time the virus is not in a cell culture locked in some research facility).
The emergence of SARS-COV-2 that has spread from animals to humans gave birth to a true pandemic in a matter of months.
The abundance of fake news and claims being spread over the internet as we speak generate a lot of panic and irrational behavior that obviously does more harm than good.
I managed to get a team of dedicated medical professionals, data scientists and programmers and we decided to create a resource website dedicated to the new Coronavirus / SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in order to help as many people as we can gain access to reliable medical information ( documented sources) as well as statistics regarding the COVID-19 disease outbreak.
Please let us know what other new features you would like to see on the website. We are really keen on helping as much people as we can gain access to safe and reliable medical information in order to better fight this horrible outbreak.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Riciu Andrei - board certified dermatologist from Europe with a strong interest in infectious diseases, rookie web designer and moderator at r/Dermatology (reddit). Dr. Riciu came up with the website idea after having a hard time finding a single source for accurate data regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find Andrei on the dedicated CoronaVirus Discord server where he tries to reply to as much questions as he can on a daily basis.
Alex Dumitru - Alex is both our front-end as well as back-end web developer. He spends most of his day aggregating statistics about the COV-19 pandemic and presents them in a digestible manner on our homepage.
Daniel Hay - The man with the curiosity to explore what problems need to be solved. Daniel is part mathematician, part computer scientist and part trend-spotter. He joined our team after finding our website on Reddit.
Dr. Aarav Dumont - Anaesthesiologist from India. Dr Arav that comes with all the new chart and graphics ideas for Daniel and Alex. He is currently getting his PhD in medical science.
Danny - Danny is a nutrition and physiology BSc student and the latest member of our team. While wishing to remain anonymous, Danny kindly donated a large social media account (Twitter) to aid us in our cause bringing curated medical information and acurate COVID-19 data to the public.
Data integrity and articles trustworthiness
This website is founded entirely by ourselves and we do not accept any sponsorships from third parties, because our main goal is data integrity and information trustworthiness.
Please click here to read more about this.
I did not expect such a huge traffic surge to our website so please consider throwing a cup of coffee our way to help support the running costs of the servers. Although coffee donations are absolutely not mandatory, they are highly appreciated!
In our struggle to get the most accurate data possible, we're using literally over a hundred sources every day, including official government data and private trackers. The data is gathered both manually and automatically.
Here's our list of sources (we'll list them all here if requested):
WHO and most local governmental websites
All of our articles, resources and news are based on reputable medical sources that can be found in the footer section.
For any suggestions and inquiries feel free to contact me at [email protected]
#Stay safe! Dr. Riciu Andrei