Control measures are working

31 March 2020 (Reposted 1st April as due to human error — mine — this didn’t make it into the newsletter.) On 30 March 2020, researchers at Imperial College published a paper, discussed in this article, assessing the effectiveness of control measures put in place in 11 European countries. The model uses the now-familiar methodContinue reading “Control measures are working”

What are IFR, CFR, and attack rate?

Last updated: 27 March 2020 A confirmed case is, or should be, “a person with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 infection” (as defined in WHO situation reports); but different countries apply different standards, and standards have changed over time in some countries. Confirmed cases are typically reported both on a daily and on a cumulative basis.Continue reading “What are IFR, CFR, and attack rate?”