Part social networking, part blog, and part wiki, Real Science is dedicated to connecting scientists for discussion amongst themselves and with the world. It was born out of frustration with the fake science news that has been especially egregious during the COVID-19 pandemic; and also the need for speed in scientific innovation. It will continue to be a much needed tool in times of crisis or scientific advancement in the future. I would love your help in building and growing Real Science.
The most common false thing that I am hearing from the right these days is that most COVID deaths are not actually from COVID but from other causes. This is at best a misconception, and at worst genocidal COVID denialism. Let me explain. The origin of this conspiracy theory, as I am beginning to learn […]
Ok so this is not at all agreed upon. The CDC has twenty-one different models forecasting cases and deaths. Those forecasts are only shown on the CDC website to predict what will happen for about the next two weeks- until September 12th. The models are from various universities and teams- MIT has two models, Harvard […]
Cases updated daily (yesterday’s numbers). Hover over states for info.
Daily New Cases
Daily New Cases/per million people.
Daily New Deaths
Daily New Deaths/million people
Percent of State Infected*.
* Corrected for CDC estimates from antibody studies that 10x more people have been infected than has been reported.
Data are from Worldometer.
What is the Real Science Wiki?
RS-wiki is a scientist and expert-created wiki for sharing new and established research (currently in Beta testing). It will have links to the homepages and descriptions of ongoing research of scientists, written by them, in real time.
Why was it created?
The COVID-19 Pandemic has made it clear to me that the scientific community needs a centralized place to share new research with each other to promote collaboration, and with the world to disseminate true facts. The media has politicized, skewed, or simply conveyed incorrectly so much science during this pandemic. The harm and number of lost lives this created was/is shocking. Real science is reliable and trustworthy for the most part and has kept me moored during this crazy time. I hope to share that mooring with the world, not just now but also for future health crises and scientific milestones.
How is it different than Wikipedia?
RS-Wiki has a more immediate timeframe than Wikipedia, which conveys well-established research that has been published and confirmed for many years. While Wikipedia is a laudably accurate resource for science information, it is too slow to promote collaboration or spread of real information during crisis or innovation.
I’m an expert, how do I contribute?
If you are a researcher, health care worker, engineer, or other scientific subject matter expert and want to contribute, please register below. You will be able to edit and create wiki entries and I encourage you to add descriptions and links to your ongoing research, articles and preprints, and your lab or company websites. Once you are registered and have been verified, log-in and you will see edit and add entry buttons in the top left header toolbar. You can choose a category for new pages in the block editor Entry tab on the right hand side. This wiki is in Beta testing, please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for improvement. You can also comment on any post in the comments section at the bottom.
If you are a non-scientist, I hope that you find this to be a trustworthy and useful place for ongoing science facts! I welcome feedback