Mathematical models, scientific responsibility and the benefits of transdisciplinarity in the times of crisis

INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE The development of new models, as well as refinement of existing ones as new data is collected, are part of normal science. Yet, while under regular conditions models are first validated within the scientific community and testing of the assumptions made, before their integration into the cannon. But these discussions are now taking place in the public – on social and mainstream media.

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Predicting COVID-19: what applying a model in Kenya would look like

As the Kenyan government continues to find more cases of COVID-19, test more people and trace those who were in contact with infected people, the number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya is expected to change.

For the government to successfully manage the pandemic, it needs to understand how the virus that causes the disease is transmitted and whether mitigation measures are effective.… Read More