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  • An image of the modeling curve trajectory in Colorado with various estimates of the reproductive rate from June 21 through October 19, 2020

    The COVID-19 Pandemic: The latest Colorado modeling results are troubling

    Oct 26, 2020
    Quoting George Box, the British statistician once again: “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” The most recent updating of the core SEIR model (Susceptible-Exposed-Infected-Recovered) incorporates a single variable, termed “transmission control,” to capture success in reducing infectious contacts among Coloradans.
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  • Image of hand holding and pulling a vaccination out of a bottle

    The COVID-19 Pandemic: Vaccination and therapeutics to the rescue, but when?

    Oct 19, 2020
    Another worrisome week: the pandemic is surging across the United States and Europe; the Johnson and Johnson vaccine trial was halted because of a possible adverse event in a participant; Eli Lilly’s trial of a monoclonal antibody therapy was paused because of safety concerns; and remdesivir was found to be ineffective.
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  • Dean Samet Sitting on Stairs

    The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Potpourri

    Oct 12, 2020
    Over the last week, there were further revelations about meddling by the Administration in public health measures proposed by the CDC, and specifically a requirement for universal wearing of masks in public commercial transportation, including airplanes.
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