How one person with coronavirus could infect up to 88,000 others

This past week, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. spiked from 13,678 to more than 100,000, making it the country with the most cases. It is estimated that a person carying the virus could infect anywhere from 2.2 to 3 people. We consulted with a physician and a math expert to calculate a worse-case scenario of how the virus could spread in just 10 cycles of infection.Population density and safety practices like social distancing are among factors that can influence these numbers. How the math was done: COVID-19 calculations were based on an R-naught of 3. The R-naught is the estimate of how many people one person could infect with the virus. We calculated 3 to the 10th power and added the sum of previous cycles to derive the number of potential infected people. These numbers are calculations based on a worse-case scenario. Sources: Business Insider; Time; Johns Hopkins University; Gary Whittaker, Cornell University; World Health Organization We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. Although we do not pre-screen comments, we reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, th...

Some Top-20 Coins Still Making Gains, Others Trade Sideways rss social-twitter social-telegram-plane social-facebook-f social-youtube

Cryptocurrency markets are experiencing mixed signals today, with major coins reporting minor gains and losses. Tuesday, Oct. 29 — Most top-20 digital currencies are trading sideways today, with a few reporting minor losses. The markets are seeing mixed signals as of press time, according to the data from Coin360. Bitcoin (BTC) is down less than one percent over the past 24 hours and is trading at around $9,327 at press time. The major coin has seen moderate volatility over the past day, having dipped to as low as $9,191, with the intraday high reaching $9,571 at press time. Worldwide Google searches for “Bitcoin” are now near a three-month high, according to Google Trends. Current interest is at the highest level since early August, when BTC price was around $11,700. Contrary to BTC, the largest altcoin, Ether (ETH), has taken an upturn and is trading at around $186 at press time, up by 2.61% on the day. ETH began the day at $184.13, hitting its highest mark at $189.1 in the middle of the day before reaching its current price. XRP, the third top cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has gained 1.23% over the past day to trade at around 0.301 at press time. The altcoin saw i...

California’s First Governor Was Racist. San Jose School Will Join Others in Removing His Name | The California Report

You might think that the first U.S. governor of California would be a household name in the state he helped usher into being. But not many people know much about Peter Burnett, and those who do aren’t exactly singing his praises as a founding father. “It felt like we had our own Confederate monument in the name of our school,” said Cap Wilhelm-Safian, an eighth-grade teacher at Burnett Middle School in San Jose. For the last year, Wilhelm-Safian has been leading the charge to rename the school because of Burnett’s racist views. “Peter Burnett had this fantasy that the West Coast — Oregon and Washington and what is now California — should be all white,” said Gregory Nokes, who published a biography of Burnett in 2018. Born into a slaveholding family in Tennessee in 1807, Burnett moved to Missouri (where he became a lawyer and defended Mormon leader Joseph Smith) before leading the first major wagon train to Oregon in 1843. The following year, he wrote an amendment to Oregon’s anti-slavery law, which excluded free blacks and allowed residents to keep slaves in the territory for three years before they would be freed and forced to leave. &...