Where is the pandemic spreading? And how quickly? That is the question rt.live attempts to answer, a site with daily updates and graphics on the effective reproduction number of COVID-19.
A few months ago, our very own Thomas Vladeck noticed some potential improvements to the then-model, pulled an all-nighter drafting a cold email, and the result has been an unlikely collaboration with Kevin Systrom, Instagram cofounder, who launched the site.
Interested in the model? It’s open source, and you can check it out here. Also, follow Tom on Twitter for regular updates.