Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride on a subway train in Beijing in February 2021. The Global Prediction System predicts new Covid-19 cases will hit a seasonal low in April at about 9.2 million worldwide but then climb to about 14 million cases in July. Photo: AP Photo Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride on a subway train in Beijing in February 2021. The Global Prediction System predicts new Covid-19 cases will hit a seasonal low in April at about 9.2 million worldwide but then climb to about 14 million cases in July. Photo: AP Photo
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride on a subway train in Beijing in February 2021. The Global Prediction System predicts new Covid-19 cases will hit a seasonal low in April at about 9.2 million worldwide but then climb to about 14 million cases in July. Photo: AP Photo

Coronavirus: Chinese scientists enhance pandemic prediction with climate data to create early warning system

  • System designers use nitrogen dioxide measurements to indicate whether social distancing is in place
  • The next-gen system will take into account air traffic and environmental factors

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride on a subway train in Beijing in February 2021. The Global Prediction System predicts new Covid-19 cases will hit a seasonal low in April at about 9.2 million worldwide but then climb to about 14 million cases in July. Photo: AP Photo Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride on a subway train in Beijing in February 2021. The Global Prediction System predicts new Covid-19 cases will hit a seasonal low in April at about 9.2 million worldwide but then climb to about 14 million cases in July. Photo: AP Photo
Commuters wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride on a subway train in Beijing in February 2021. The Global Prediction System predicts new Covid-19 cases will hit a seasonal low in April at about 9.2 million worldwide but then climb to about 14 million cases in July. Photo: AP Photo
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