A global team of researchers searches for insights during a weeklong virtual “datathon.”
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Study also finds tax breaks for general business investment have slightly negative effect on innovation.
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Policymakers around the world are relying on the expertise of scientists to help make decisions around the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do scientists learn to advise policymakers? Noam Obermeister from Cambridge’s Department of Geography argues that this has been overlooked in the past, and suggests how studying their learning might help us prepare for future emergencies.
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Coronavirus deaths in San Francisco vs. New York: What causes such big differences in cities' tolls?
Why one city suffers significantly more deaths than another isn't always obvious. A simple experiment shows how failing to consider certain factors can point policy makers in the wrong direction.
June 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Study: Vaccines find more success in development than any other kind of drug, but have been relatively neglected in recent decades.
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Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
May 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new framework for learning from each other.
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Isolat, a volunteer collaboration organized by the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, informs coronavirus policy by analyzing data associated with the pandemic.
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Coronavirus is hitting some communities harder than others. But a lack of very basic data categorisation means it's difficult for the UK government to tailor its response.
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