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Instagram’s founders, who have been mostly out of the public eye since leavingFacebook Inc. in 2018, introduced a website that gives live state-by-state updates on the spread of Covid-19.
RT.live uses a statistic called an effective reproduction number, which tracks the average number of people who catch the virus from a single infected person.
“If it’s above one, that means it’s growing very quickly, and if it’s below one, that means things are under control,” Kevin Systrom, the co-founder and former chief executive officer of Instagram, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “We’re trying to take what is a complex topic and boil it down to a simple number that anyone can view from their home.”
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