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How Pandemic Modelling Failed Policy-Makers, and How to Do Better   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "As countries gradually emerge from this phase of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, we now face the equally uncharted territory of how to re-open our societies, in effect balancing risks - medical, social and economic - for the longer-term. The quality of available data and modelling continues to be much-debated in Canada. Jane Philpott has been appointed by the Ontario government as an adviser charged with creating a new health data platform. The question is whether her mandate is broad enough to encompass the reality of such a large-scale disruption of society. And Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, recently warned of potential 'explosive growth' in new cases based on the current models the federal government uses."

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2020-07
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