Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Irons and Raftery Publish New Findings On COVID-19 Prevalence in the United States

Posted: 7/27/2021 (CSDE Research)

UW Statistics Doctoral Student Nicholas Irons and CSDE Affiliate Adrian Raftery recently published new research in PNAS  estimating the ‘true prevalence’ of COVID-19 in the US. Among other contributions, they introduce a statistical framework that incorporates key COVID-19 data from multiple sources to model the true prevalence of this disease in the United States and individual states. Their approach projects that in the U.S. as many as 60% of COVID-19 cases went undetected as of March 7, 2021, the last date for which the dataset they employed is available. To read more about the research, please see the article.

Affiliates