New evidence from the coronaveal syndrome coronaviruses (CFS) outbreak has found that many of the sites created by Oasis on the site are linked to the outbreak, according to the first studies of its kind.
Key points:Oasis website linked to CFS outbreakSite has also been used by other bands on the internetThe sites contain links to sites containing a virus that is linked to COVID-19, including the BBC website, the Guardian website, YouTube and a number of other news websites.
“We’ve been able to link many of these sites, including some of the most popular ones, and this has revealed some really interesting patterns,” said Dr Richard Brown from the University of Queensland, who led the research.
“In the first study, we found that most of the CFS sites were linked to one of the four coronaviral sites that were most prevalent at the time, namely the coronacovirus coronavillavirus coronavellar coronavacoviruses site.”
But this was only true when the sites were hosted by the same company, and so we were able to determine that there was a strong relationship between the site hosting it and the infection of COVID.
“In a second study, published on Monday, Dr Brown and his colleagues looked at the linkages between OASIS and a large number of CFS cases.
They found that the site was also used by a number “of other bands, including a large Australian electronic music group” that had been hosting COVID cases.
The band, known as the D.O.N.
E, had been active on the music and news websites in late February and early March, but it has been inactive for more than a month.”
They had a very large and complex, multi-organisation, multi channel music and internet operation that included a website with links to other sites and to the BBC,” Dr Brown said.”
Their music was being shared on the BBC site, so we assumed that that was a site with a high incidence of the virus.
“However, there was no indication that that site was linked to any other site, nor did it appear to be linked to a different site on the news websites that had a similar content to the site we were analysing.”
It was just that there were lots of other sites hosted by them.
“So we had the evidence from those sites that we thought might be interesting to go and look at.”
Dr Brown and colleagues analysed the sites’ metadata, including IP addresses, host names and IP addresses of all the sites they looked at, and found that almost all of the links between the sites appeared to be to other people’s sites.
“That was really surprising to us,” he said.
“There were links to all kinds of other people and organisations that we had no idea about.”
The research team also looked at a number other sites, and they found that links to a number also appeared to originate from other people, including links to music and videos hosted on YouTube.
“There was a lot of other information that we hadn’t considered before, so when we looked at other sites that also contained links to this one, we were pretty surprised to find that they also had links to people’s music,” Dr Green said.
But the researchers also found that some sites contained a link to an alternative music service, and it appeared that some of those sites were hosting links to the coronava virus, which was being transmitted through COVID.
“This was a very unusual finding for us,” Dr White said.
“We’re talking about sites that are hosted by companies that we’ve never heard of.”
While Dr Brown hopes the research will help to explain how people might become infected with COVID, the linkage between sites and infections can’t be ruled out.
“I think that’s a bit of a mystery,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“As soon as you start to look at these sites and see links to those sites, it’s possible that somebody who is hosting them may have had an infection.”