It should be noted that 72-year-old Michael Levitt is not only a well-known biophysicist but also a Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, which he received in 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for “the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.”
The pandemic of the novel coronavirus has reached such catastrophic proportions that it frightens people in many countries today. It is no laughing matter when there are more than 1.6 mln cases worldwide, over 97,000 deaths and alarming rates of spread.
However, Michael Levitt, a biology professor at Stanford University, believes the pandemic will be over soon. Levitt who holds British, American and Israeli citizenship correctly predicted both the progression of spread and subsequent suppression of the virus in China, the initial epicenter of the pandemic.
Back in early February 2020, Michael Levitt and his colleagues provided the world community with a detailed report. It stated that the spread of the novel coronavirus in China had reached its peak and the number of deaths and infected people would significantly decrease in coming weeks. His forecasts turned out to be incredibly accurate, not merely correct. He claimed that in China, the coronavirus would affect some 80,000 people in total, with about 3,250 deaths.
It should be recalled that, in the first days of March, China reported just a few new coronavirus deaths, and the rate of new cases dropped to the minimum. More than that, as of March 30, a total of 81,470 of infections and 3,304 deaths were recorded in China. In other words, the margin of error in Levitt's forecasts was less than 2%.
In other words, his statement that the coronavirus pandemic will be over soon across the world is very encouraging. It should be noted that 72-year-old Michael Levitt is more than just a well-known biophysicist. He won the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for “the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.”
Levitt and his colleagues have developed software to conduct molecular dynamics simulations in different chemical environments under various conditions and scenarios. In addition, Levitt is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences in the USA. To put it simply, he is one of the world’s most influential scientists today.