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Pathogen biogeography, the distribution of a disease within an area, can be studied using data-driven approaches in order to predict and prevent the spread of pathogens. In this article, Tim Sandle discusses the use of a machine learning model to predict infectious disease spread in a globalized world.
The coronavirus pandemic presents an immense challenge to the elderly population and those who care for them. We speak to Teena Chopra (Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University; MI, USA) about her observations regarding COVID-19 infection in the nursing home, including testing strategies, atypical presentation and the future requirements for a robust pandemic response.
The Canadian population and all levels of its government are facing difficult times with the rapid spread of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This analysis demonstrates that the benefit of a short-term economic lockdown can outweigh the potential cost of massive contamination, especially if healthcare systems were to become overloaded.
As the coronavirus surges across the globe, diagnostic testing comes into its own, as researchers unite to confront, delay and stop its spread. In the absence of either proven effective therapy or a vaccine, diagnostic testing becomes a valuable tool.
The media are uniquely placed to impact what the public think and feel. During outbreaks what challenges are facing journalists? Editor, Martha Powell, asks how we can ensure we’re undertaking reporting responsibly?