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Mar 24, 2020

How China Managed to Control Coronavirus and Why the US Will Fail

Posted by in categories: control strategy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Global Pandemic News, Understanding Epidemics

Reposted from Quora. This is a fas­ci­nat­ing expla­na­tion of why China was capa­ble of gain­ing a cer­tain amount of con­trol over the spread of COVID-19. The arti­cle fur­ther exposes the sig­nif­i­cant weak­nesses of the United States, mak­ing it clear that we are not well-positioned to effec­tively deal with the Sars-Cov-2 pan­demic: As some­one who lives in China, how do you feel they are com­bat­ing COVID-19?

Mar 4, 2020

How is Case Fatality Rate (CFR) Calculated During an Epidemic

Posted by in category: Understanding Epidemics

Edi­tors Note: This post is reshared from Quora because it helps us under­stand how we cal­cu­late CFR (case fatal­ity rates) from epi­demics like #COVID-19. Link to the orig­i­nal post is here:

Post Author: C Stu­art Hard­wick, Award-Winning Scifi Author, Ana­log regular

Guess what? Epi­demi­ol­o­gists aren’t dumb.

Mor­tal­ity rate never includes undi­ag­nosed cases—of any dis­ease, at least not in the way you mean.

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