How effective does a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine need to be to stop the pandemic? A new study has answers

A vaccine that's 70% effective might not be good enough if too few people are willing to be vaccinated, new research shows.

Bruce Y. Lee, Professor of Health Policy and Management, City University of New York • conversation
July 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic vaccines social-distancing modeling mathematical-models

How 'good' does a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine need to be to stop the pandemic? A new study has answers

A vaccine that's 70% effective might not be good enough if too few people are willing to be vaccinated, new research shows.

Bruce Y. Lee, Professor of Health Policy and Management, City University of New York • conversation
July 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic vaccines social-distancing modeling mathematical-models

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.

Brian W. Whitcomb, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
June 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health cities covid-19 coronavirus politics policy statistics data population modeling health-policy

Lack of data makes predicting COVID-19's spread difficult but models are still vital

Why is there such a wide difference in projections for how much COVID-19 will spread? An expert in disease modeling explains what models can and cannot do.

Lester Caudill, Professor of Mathematics, University of Richmond • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  infectious-diseases  epidemiology  covid-19  coronavirus  diseases  modeling

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