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The sounds of Covid-19

The world is teetering on the verge of a pandemic. Whilst this is concerning, the mortality rate is relatively low, so whatever happens, this one won’t be ‘the big one’ (we’re too busy killing off all other life first)

In some ways the societal response to the virus is more interesting than the virus itself. Stock-market’s crashing, whole towns going into quarantine.

Today the NIH released the DNA sequence of Covid-19, so I decided to convert it into musical notes and hear what it sounds like.

Here’s the full sequence – just over 2 hours worth

here’s a link to the midi file if you’d like to remix (let me know if you do!)