The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a major milestone for its coronaviruses research program.
Starting Jan. 6, the agency will collect the full dataset from nearly 7.3 million Americans who have visited a health care provider in the past two years.
The agency expects that this data will be used to better understand how the coronas work and help identify potential solutions.
The dataset will be publicly available to researchers, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), for two years, beginning January 1.
It will be available for download on a daily basis from the Centers for Infectious Diseases (CDC).
“This is an important milestone for us as we move forward with our efforts to provide the best science possible to help people stay safe in this pandemic,” Dr. Richard Sussman, Director of the National Center for Advancing Innovative Medicine at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), said in a press release.
“The goal is to provide all of the necessary tools to understand how coronaviral infections work and where they are spreading.”
It’s important to note that the dataset is still just a snapshot of where a person is, not their underlying medical history.
The data will include only the data about the person’s history and not about any medical conditions or other factors that might affect their health.
The full dataset will provide researchers with the ability to look at patterns of disease, as well as how those patterns can be influenced by people’s behaviors and the conditions they may be exposed to.
The most significant step of the data collection is to be able to use the data to predict which individuals are most at risk of developing a new coronavivirus infection.
“We have a lot of information that we’re working on right now,” Dr: Anthony Fauci, the head of NIAID’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, told Reuters Health.
“So, this is a really, really good first step.
It’s just the beginning of the research.”
While the data collected will not be released to the public until the next week, the NIH announced that they will share it with the CDC for analysis as soon as they have enough data.
“This will provide a snapshot into the overall coronavovirus burden and where it is spreading and it will allow us to better inform efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirems,” Dr Faui said.
In addition to the full data, the researchers will be able also to identify clusters of people who are more likely to develop new coronas.
That will help them to identify how the disease spread and determine how to prevent future infections.
As with the first datasets collected from people who have gone to their doctor, the new dataset will include a sample of questions about their medical history, lifestyle and other factors.
Researchers hope to learn more about the potential solutions to the problem of people becoming infected and how they might be prevented.
“It will be a big help to us in our efforts in terms of identifying potential solutions and ways to slow down or stop the spread,” Dr Sussmann said.
“There are a lot more people who need to be protected, so we need to do everything we can to protect those people.”
The National Institutes for Health (NIR) funded the data, which was also made available on the NIAid website.