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A Guide to Understanding Pandemic Predictions

Epidemiologists offer eight tips for reading mathematical models

Photo: SeventyFour/Getty Images

Co-authored by Ellie Murray

Mathematical modeling of the spread of SARS-Cov-2 and Covid-19 has received a lot of attention, for good and for bad. Modeling is a key tool used by scientists to predict outcomes when data are unavailable or difficult to

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Nadia N. Abuelezam, ScD

Nadia N. Abuelezam, ScD

Nadia N. Abuelezam is an Assistant Professor at the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing.