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3232How does U.S. covid testing compare to other countries?
https://sustainabilitymath.org/2020/10/05/how-does-u-s-covid-testing-compare-to-other-countries/
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 20:45:00 +0000http://sustainabilitymath.org/?p=3285Our World in Data has an interactive graph that plots covid confirmed cases by tests both per million people and including an element of time. Copied here is one example with the U.S. and other selected countries. The paths for each country is from Jan 21 to Oct 5. So, for example, while the U.S. has increased testing (going up along the y-axis) it has also had an increase in the confirmed cases...

]]>Where are COVID-19 predictions?
https://sustainabilitymath.org/2020/05/18/where-are-covid-19-predictions/
Mon, 18 May 2020 20:49:44 +0000http://sustainabilitymath.org/?p=2939The COVID-19 Projections web page contains daily updates of predictions for COVID-19. For example, the graphs copied here provide predictions for deaths per day, total deaths, and the reproduction number. Users can select projections for individual states and countries. The pages provide full model details which can be useful for any course that studies SIR models. In brief: To quickly summarize...

]]>How should we measure COVID-19 deaths?
https://sustainabilitymath.org/2020/05/11/how-should-we-measure-covid-19-deaths/
Mon, 11 May 2020 20:44:38 +0000http://sustainabilitymath.org/?p=2930The CDC’s new webpage Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19 provides one method to measure pandemic related deaths: Estimates of excess deaths presented in this webpage were calculated using Farrington surveillance algorithms ( 1). For each jurisdiction, a model is used to generate a set of expected counts, and the upper bound of the 95% Confidence Intervals (95% CI) of these expected counts is...