The CDC released a COVID-19 test knowing it had a high failure rate

Children have a lower immune response to the coronavirus. (Kelly Sikkema/) It’s been a big week for coronavirus news. The US saw record-breaking numbers of COVID-19 infections, with single-day numbers crossing 100,000 several times over the course of the week. Pfizer announced this morning that their coronavirus vaccine is 90 percent effective based on initial […]

Knowing the model you can trust – the key to better decision-making

As much of Europe is engulfed by a second wave of Covid-19, and track and trace struggles to meet demand, modelling support tools are being increasingly used by policymakers to make key decisions. Most notably, models have been used to predict the Covid-19 R0 rate – the average rate of secondary infections from a single […]