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"Avi Schiffmann, the Washington state teen behind a coronavirus website with millions of views"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 05, 2020 10:18PM
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n a world hungry for information about the novel coronavirus, 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann made his mark.

Last December, long before his state became the U.S. epicenter of COVID-19 deaths and illnesses Schiffmann coded and launched a website that tracks and compiles information about the disease from dozens of international news and government websites.

Created in “massive” coding sprees that stretched into the morning hours, ncov2019.live garnered millions of page views and a regular audience that peppers the Mercer Island teen with hundreds of messages a day — including one from a man who was quarantined in Beijing during the early days of the outbreak in China.

He’s still ironing out the kinks: On Tuesday evening, for example, he had to fix the total number of deaths in the U.S. related to the virus.

Schiffmann — who was first profiled by GeekWire and attends Mercer Island High School while also earning credits at Bellevue College — shared his thoughts on the virus outbreak and the site in an interview with The Seattle Times on Tuesday.

Here are some highlights. His responses have been edited for length and clarity.

[www.seattletimes.com]
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Re: "Avi Schiffmann, the Washington state teen behind a coronavirus website with millions of views"
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 05, 2020 11:39PM
ncov2019.live
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Re: "Avi Schiffmann, the Washington state teen behind a coronavirus website with millions of views"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 05, 2020 11:43PM
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Acer
ncov2019.live

I’m not impressed. Clickable links to each country, stat, etc. for more details would impress me.



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Re: "Avi Schiffmann, the Washington state teen behind a coronavirus website with millions of views"
Posted by: space-time
Date: March 06, 2020 06:20AM
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Acer
ncov2019.live

I’m not impressed. Clickable links to each country, stat, etc. for more details would impress me.

[www.arcgis.com]
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Re: "Avi Schiffmann, the Washington state teen behind a coronavirus website with millions of views"
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 06, 2020 07:05AM
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Speedy
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Acer
ncov2019.live

I’m not impressed. Clickable links to each country, stat, etc. for more details would impress me.

He's a motivated high school kid making a splash, what's not to admire or encourage?
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Re: "Avi Schiffmann, the Washington state teen behind a coronavirus website with millions of views"
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 06, 2020 01:12PM
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ncov2019.live

I’m not impressed. Clickable links to each country, stat, etc. for more details would impress me.

Did you look under the map tab? He has the information there. I agree that I expected the front page country blocks to be clickable, though.
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Re: "Avi Schiffmann, the Washington state teen behind a coronavirus website with millions of views"
Posted by: sunfalcon
Date: March 06, 2020 06:37PM
Johns Hopkins site:
[gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com]
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