This work is still-in-progress; originally started on 25 March, 2020. And, interestingly gained some interest during that time on-wards. This work is NOT affiliated with any group, organisation or team. The HackADay project page. Prologue Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is nothing new. However, it’s a relatively new method deployed in the field of virology. It has been successfully used before to identify HIV-1 and Influenza virus.