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A more transparent way to estimate and report daily Covid-19 deaths

“How many people have died in recent days from Covid-19 in English hospitals?” A simple enough question, but the issue of delayed reporting means the answer is riddled with uncertainty.

By Oliver Stoner and Theo Economou

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A more transparent way to estimate and report daily Covid-19 deaths

“How many people have died in recent days from Covid-19 in English hospitals?” A simple enough question, but the issue of delayed reporting means the answer is riddled with uncertainty.

  By Oliver Stoner and Theo Economou

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A confluence of acute and chronic diseases: Risk factors among Covid-19 patients

Covid-19 is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the newly emerged virus, SARS-CoV-2. The virus rapidly spread and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11...

By Tarek A. Hassan, Jorge Enrique Saenz, Jim Z. Li, Danute Ducinskiene, Joseph Imperato and Kelly H. Zou

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Comparing and assessing Covid-19 tests

This article explores what people mean when they talk about testing for Covid-19 and how we should interpret test results. There are two main types of tests: those that...

By Nathan Green

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A confluence of acute and chronic diseases: Risk factors among Covid-19 patients

Covid-19 is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the newly emerged virus, SARS-CoV-2. The virus rapidly spread and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020. By 26 May 2020, worldwide confirmed cases reached 5,543,439 with 347,836 deaths.1

  By Tarek A. Hassan, Jorge Enrique Saenz, Jim Z. Li, Danute Ducinskiene, Joseph Imperato and Kelly H. Zou

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Comparing and assessing Covid-19 tests

This article explores what people mean when they talk about testing for Covid-19 and how we should interpret test results. There are two main types of tests: those that detect active infection, and those that test past infection.1

  By Nathan Green

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Removing the pump handle: Stewarding data at times of public health emergency

There is a saying, incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, that states: “History never repeat itself but it rhymes”. Seeking to understand the implications of the current crisis for the effective use of data, I’ve drawn on the nineteenth-century cholera outbreak in London’s Soho to identify some “rhyming patterns” that might inform our approaches to data use and governance at this time of public health crisis.

  By Reema Patel

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Removing the pump handle: Stewarding data at times of public health emergency

There is a saying, incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, that states: “History never repeat itself but it rhymes”. Seeking to understand the implications of the current crisis for the effective use of data, I’ve drawn on the nineteenth-century cholera outbreak in London’s Soho to identify some “rhyming patterns” that might inform our approaches to data use and governance at this time of public health crisis.

By Reema Patel

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