Models Are Only as Good as the Assumptions Built Into Them (Guest: Kevin Dayaratna)

05.11.2020 - By Health Care News Podcast

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The results of epidemiological models projecting coronavirus infection and mortality rates are highly sensitive to the assumptions built into them. Only be staying on top of new data or evidence, and questioning assumptions will we build more accurate forecasts for the coronavirus and future pandemics. The same is true of climate models, with the added confounding factor that most of them are shaped by political considerations, the desire for power and control, not just simply driven by a quest for understanding the truth.

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