Sunday, April 25, 2021
The GISAID database has been the workhorse for storing and distributing SARS-CoV-2 sequences during the COVID-19 pandemic and recently passed one million entries. There was some Twitter chatter wondering about the hardware breakdown for this, as it isn't really easy to get out of GISAID. I had done a somewhat arduous partial take at this for my VIB talk last month, but in the meantime GISAID had granted me some additional access to metadata which I've been too busy to tackle. But knowing some others were curious, time to dive back in.