The company looks to minimize the impact of epidemics and by identifying and tracking pathogens. They do so by partnering with businesses and governments to assess and contextualize political instability, global transportation, population expansions, and ecological changes.
They look to provide analytics and for insurance and governmental industries to enable them to quantify complex infection and disease risks, plan responses, and assessing preparedness for varying degrees of dangerous events.
The company provides an epidemic tracker for world events concerning impacts in human and economic health. The reasoning for the tracker is due to the amount of damage and disruption that disease outbreaks can have that result in economic losses as well as human health and life.
With the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Metabiota has recognized the virus as high risk as it can spread easily, evade detection, and overwhelm health systems. The trends that the company sees are that people are both overreacting and under-reacting. In the United States people have panicked into buying toilet paper, medicine, disinfectants, and masks, however they aren't taking to social distancing as readily.
Addressing the Threat of COVID-19
March 15, 2020
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- BiotechnologyBiotechnology can refer to the application of science and technology to living organisms or the use of living organisms, their parts, products or models thereof to solve a problem, produce knowledge or produce goods and services. Biotechnology may involve the alteration of living or non-living materials.
- CompanyA company, abbreviated as "Co." within a company name, is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise.
- COVID-19COVID-19 is the abbreviated name for coronavirus disease 2019, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization.
- EpidemicRapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time