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COVID19: Some Quick Q&A

by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)

Well, my last post (about the Bakersfield Duo) went a little viral, and much of spare my time since has been spent answering a deluge of questions from new readers. Most have been respectful, but a few have not been. It’s really quite sad that this crisis has brought out such vitriol in people, and that whether or not objective statistics are accepted is now determined by the same old political tribalism that infected the world before all this began. (more…)

COVID19: Let’s Talk About the Bakersfield Duo

by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)

When I made the decision to serve as a public resource during this COVID-19 pandemic, I made a parallel decision not to express expertise in any area in which I did not have advanced training. That’s a hard thing for a supposed “intellectual” to do, as self-anointed eggheads like me always think we have something to offer to almost any conversation. (We’re insufferable that way.) But it was an important requirement, since in this time of extreme emergency, it is from genuine experts that the public needs to hear. (more…)

COVID19: Incidence, Prevalence, Attack Rate,Test-Positive Rate… What Does It All Mean?

by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)

Today I’m going to continue answering some of the more common epidemiological questions I get from both the media and general public. Specifically, we’re going to look at a couple of the numbers we should be tracking as this wave of the epidemic begins to wane. (more…)

COVID19: Why Not Lock Up The Old Folks?

by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)

We are a few weeks into this pandemic, and I’ve been getting many interesting questions from journalists and the public. A few questions pop up more often than others. So today I will take a moment to answer one of them. (more…)


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