UBC Math Bio Seminar: David Earn and Jonathan Dushoff (Online)

  • Date: 07/08/2020
  • Time: 13:45
David Earn and Jonathan Dushoff, McMaster University



From 1918 to 2020: analyzing the past and forecasting the future [video]


Comparisons are constantly being made between the 1918 influenza pandemic and the present COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss our previous work on influenza pandemics, and the tools we have used to understand the temporal patterns of those outbreaks. Applying similar tools to the COVID-19 pandemic is easier in some respects and harder in others. We will describe our current approach to modelling the spread of COVID-19, and some of the challenges and limitations of epidemic forecasting.

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This event took place via zoom and a recording of it is available on mathtube.org.