Updated: Apr 9, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic, spanning over 180 countries and having affected more than 921,000 people. Scientists and health experts are working arduously to find solutions to understand this complexities and contain the spread of this disease; despite their efforts, however, a lot remains unknown about COVID-19.
Understanding the complexities of the challenges surrounding their lives, a team of high school students from Palos Verdes–Aksh Garg, Akash Anand, Jason Apostol, and Abbie Maemoto– led by me, Aksh Garg, are collaborating to use their knowledge of biomedical sciences and artificial intelligence to build effective models for combatting the disease. The students are highly motivated as to what this would mean for them and the future of Coronavirus within our country. They are currently searching for potential research topics as well as databases and opportunities to apply themselves to.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has sparked alarm worldwide. Countries are grappling with the rising number of cases. Only time will tell if our team is able to put a stop to, or at last stop the growth of this monstrosity of disease which not only traps us in our beds ... but also makes us have nightmares of it.