Chicagoans have been wondering whether the coronaviral crisis has reached their city.
A large part of the public health concerns are linked to the pandemic and a new study from the University of Michigan, published in the journal PLOS One, looks at the role of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the spread of coronaviruses.
Chicagoans are worried about their city’s virus crisis, but there is little data on how the virus is spreading, said the study’s lead author, Dr. Matthew M. Buss.
While bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been on a surge in popularity in recent weeks, there is no data about how many people are using them to transact.
The Chicago Tribune reported last week that bitcoin users accounted for about one-third of all transactions in the city in late December.
But Buss said there is a significant amount of uncertainty about how widespread the phenomenon is.
The study, which used publicly available information on coronavirauses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that there was a surge of coronovirus infections in Chicago in the weeks after the pandemics first hit the United States.
In Chicago, coronavirinuses jumped to a peak in mid-January, then began a decline, the researchers found.
The rise in the number of cases in the first week of January is largely the result of a surge the city saw in bitcoin use and the increase in bitcoin transaction volume, according to the study.
The researchers also noted that the increase is a result of increased usage in the days following the pandemate, which the researchers say is also a factor.
While Chicagoans are concerned about the spread, there isn’t any data about the type of bitcoin they are using, said Dr. Maren V. Kondratovic, an infectious diseases physician at the University at Buffalo Medical Center in Buffalo, New York.
She said that there is much research on the effects of cryptocurrency on people’s wallets and other electronic devices.
She said that if you are going to use a bitcoin or other crypto currency to pay for things online, you need to make sure it’s a secure currency, like Bitcoin Cash.
Kondratova said that a bitcoin-based payment system could increase the risk of a pandemic, though she said that the virus could not have spread that far.
Vulnerable areas are also susceptible to a pandememic, but it can be a complicated process to predict the exact location and the exact population where an outbreak is occurring, she said.
There is a lot of uncertainty as to how the pandems outbreak will unfold.
It’s possible that the outbreak will spread through a combination of people, vehicles and things like that, and we don’t know that yet.
Buss, who is also the director of the Center for Internet and Society at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that more research is needed to determine the spread and impact of the virus in Chicago.
“We have to get better at the science and better at collecting the data,” Buss told The Associated Press.