Random testing in Indiana shows COVID-19 is 6 times deadlier than flu, and 2.8% of the state has been infected

A team of researchers from Indiana University performed random testing for SARS-CoV-2 across the state. The results offer some of the most accurate data to date about important aspects of the virus.

Nir Menachemi, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~11 min

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Want to know how many people have the coronavirus? Test randomly

Researchers and public health officials still don't know how widespread nor how deadly the coronavirus really is. Random testing is a way to quickly and easily learn this important information.

Michael Herron, William Clinton Story Remsen '43 Professor of Government and Chair, Program in Quantitative Social Science, Dartmouth College • conversation
April 13, 2020 ~8 min

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