To Navigate Risk In a Pandemic, You Need a Color-Coded Chart

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At Georgia Tech in Atlanta, a team led by Joshua Weitz is trying to address that certainty problem by building a risk map that is grounded in data that addresses hazard and risk. Their Covid-19 Event Risk Assessment Tool uses data on new and recent cases, harvested from state health departments and collated by the volunteer Covid Tracking Project, and subjects it to an algorithm that accounts for a predictable level of under-reporting because of the scarcity of tests. It feeds that result into a mathematical model designed to answer this question: What is the probability that someone capable of spreading Covid-19 is attending any large event? Related coverage: Fast Company, WSB Radio, Sacramento Bee, 11Alive, FOX 8, ABC 24, WINK, KDLG, WBRC, ABC7GMW, We Are Iowa, ABC24, FOX6, WKOW, Naples News, WSOCTV, Click Orlando, WSOCTV, WUSA9, Florida Today, WTHR, 10 Tampa Bay, KATC, KREM, KARE11, 11Alive, Farm Journal AgWeb, AgPro, WBTW, NOLA News, Herald Sun, NEWS4SA, WAGM News 12/26, KUTV, FOX35, WOGX, Daily Memphian, WFMZ-TV, Little Village, Caller Times, WFLA.

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  • Created On: Jul 22, 2020 - 1:41pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 29, 2020 - 10:06am