Instagram Founders Develop COVID-19 Tracker- As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, scientists and researchers have been working together to develop the necessary vaccines and treatments to address the pandemic. The challenge has also been taken on by the tech industry. Different startups and tech conglomerates are developing coronavirus trackers that can help the public and medical professionals keep track of infections.
Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have put out their first joint product since leaving Facebook, and it’s not a social network. The two have launched Rt.live, a site that helps track attempts to fight the spread of COVID-19(Instagram Founders Develop COVID-19 Tracker) in each state. As Krieger told TechCrunch, the project takes advantage of Systrom’s open source approach to calculating Rt (the average number of people infected by a given infected person) on a daily basis to show how well a given state is coping — anything below an Rt of 1 indicates a successful fight against the disease.