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Researchers develop highly accurate modeling tool to predict COVID-19 risk — ScienceDaily

As new coronavirus variants emerge and quickly spread around the globe, both the public and policymakers are faced with a quandary: maintaining a semblance of normality, while also minimizing infections. While digital contact tracing apps offered promise, the adoption rate has been low, due in part to privacy concerns. At USC, researchers are advocating for […]

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Scientists develop ‘optimal strategies’ computer model that could significantly reduce future COVID-19 infections and deaths — ScienceDaily

A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a predictive computer model that, when tested on real pandemic data, proposed strategies that would have reduced the rate of both COVID-19 infections and deaths by an average of 72 per cent, based on a sample from four countries. The model, called […]

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Mathematicians develop ground-breaking modeling toolkit to predict local COVID-19 impact — ScienceDaily

A Sussex team — including university mathematicians — have created a new modelling toolkit which predicts the impact of COVID-19 at a local level with unprecedented accuracy. The details are published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, and are available for other local authorities to use online, just as the UK looks as though it […]

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University students develop interactive dashboard to keep tabs on pandemic — ScienceDaily

Two University of Cincinnati students have developed an interactive dashboard which shows COVID-19 cases and deaths in Greater Cincinnati and other major U.S. cities. Known as the COVID-19 Watcher, it joins a list of options available to the public to track the novel coronavirus. Benjamin Wissel, a student in the UC College of Medicine’s Medical […]