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Ali Mokdad Featured in Multiple News Sources on Covid-19 Model Predictions

Posted: 4/14/2020 (CSDE in the News)

Last week, CSDE Affiliate Ali Mokdad discussed the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s (IHME) Covid-19 prediction models for multiple news sources such as a segment on KIRO Radio’s My NorthwestFOX 9 KMSP, and WMFE Radio. In the My Northwest segment, Mokdad explains how, for the first time, the models are beginning to predict that mortality rates will start to slow and that “the worst is behind us as a country…” A key reason for this prediction is a function of how the model is incorporating the impact of social distancing, and how thousands of individuals in the US starting distancing before official measures were in place. Mokdad is now working on a new “model detailing when we can reopen the economy.”

 

 

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