CATEGORY / epidemiology

COVID19: Let’s Talk About Ontario’s Re-Opening Plans

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)

Later this morning (May 18, 2020) I will be on CBC’s “The Current” to talk about the epidemiology of re-opening Ontario’s economy. I’ll be on-air with Dr Justin Fendos of South Korea and Dr. Tobias Kurth of Germany. Since I’m already thinking about the topic, I thought I’d take the opportunity to put some of my perspectives in writing.

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COVID19: Some Quick Q&A part II

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)

I have a bit of a busy day tomorrow (and possibly the rest of my life –I’ll explain some other time), so wanted to get in a quick post about some common questions I’ve been getting from the media. (more…)

COVID19: What Are My Chances of Dying?

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)

I’m continuing to try to answer some of the more common questions I’ve been getting from the general public and media. One of the recurring ones goes something like, “I’m a healthy 32 year old man living in Birmingham, Alabama. What are my chances of dying of COVID-19?” (more…)

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…)


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