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Covid Act Now

Covid Act Now

Covid Act Now is an organization that has created a platform that tracks and monitors coronavirus cases in the United States.

Covid Act Now published the first model of their platform on March 20, 2020, and was founded by Max Henderson, Igor Kofman, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, and Zack Rosen.

The organization is comprised of multidisciplinary team of technologists, epidemiologists, health experts, and public policy leaders that have the stated goal of providing intelligence and data towards COVID-19. The company has provided information for federal, state, and local government officials, as well as including the United States military and White House.

The organization has partnered with the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security, Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center, and Grand Rounds. Their model is an open source and traditional SEIR (susceptible, exposed, infectious, recovered) model. They collect data from sources such as The New York Times, and update the data daily.

They infer R values, a metric that exemplifies the disease's virality, based on individual regions to provide projections across the country. The model updates every three days, and uses available data, and looks to change as knowledge regarding COVID is updates.

Timeline

July 22, 2020
Launched a 5th metric, new cases per capita (case incidence)
June 4, 2020
Launched a 4-color ‘risk score’ system
May 31, 2020
Granted 501c3 status by the IRS
May 22, 2020
Launched a contact tracing metric
April 22, 2020
Launched an API
April 2, 2020
Launched county-level data
March 27, 2020
Launched state-level data feed, includin multiple intervention

scenarios and hospitalization projections.

March 20, 2020
The first model of Covid Act Now's tracking platform was launched to track coronavirus cases across the United States
March 14, 2020
Team Formed

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Igor Kofman

CTO

James Tamplin

COO

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins

Policy Advisor

Max Henderson

CEO

Zack Rosen

Strategy Advisor

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

America's COVID warning system.

Web

America's COVID warning system.

Web

America's COVID warning system.

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Covid Act Now

Max Henderson

United States

COVID tracking system

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce
July 5, 2021
news.yahoo.com
The 13 US states at most risk from COVID-19 include Arkansas, Nevada, and Missouri, according to Covid Act Now, which is partnered with Harvard.

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