At the University of Technology and Design in Singapore, a group of scientists is predicting the future of the novel coronavirus. They suggest that in September, the US could possibly be free of the virus, and by December, the whole world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The scientists are using a self-created mathematical model that allows them to predict the future by using data from already confirmed cases and deaths around the world, according to the New York Post.
Using “a predictive-monitoring” technique, the curve on bar chart data reveals the course of the disease. Although the predictions are not exact, they showed that “at the end of April, predictions showed that the US would be virus-free by Sept. 20 and the UK could see the end of the coronavirus by Aug. 27,” the New York Post reported.
Scientists did say that these predictions should not encourage any irrational ends to lockdowns around the world.
“Over-optimism based on some predicted end dates is dangerous because it may loosen our disciplines and controls and cause the turnaround of the virus,” according to the scientists.