A recent analysis of COVID-19 cases suggests that up to 45% of SARS-CoV-2 infections may be asymptomatic. This highlights the need for expansive testing and contact tracing to quash the pandemic.
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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.
A novel COVID-19 symptom tracker app, which has already had over 3 million users, could help identify geographical hotspots and prevent future COVID-19 outbreaks.
The extensive use of epidemiological surveillance, isolation and quarantine surrounding coronavirus infections in Shenzhen (China) in the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak allowed researchers to estimate important characteristics of this disease.
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.
As a result of the the pandemic we face, life-and-death choices will be made and often, artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to make objective and informed recommendations. This editorial explores the challenges faced by healthcare systems, and how AI and machine learning can improve decision-making.