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Choices in a fog of uncertainty: lessons for coronavirus from climate change

The science to policy process that was developed to guide climate mitigation decisions can be applied to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, without having to be reinvented.
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo are reflected in a computer screen showing data on Canada’s COVID-19 situation during a news conference in Ottawa, on April 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Predicting possible outcomes to coronavirus and other pandemics with models and simulations

Policy-makers at various levels of government rely on models and simulations to make predictions about controlling the spread of COVID-19.
Staff members of Local NGO Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) in the Kibera slum, Nairobi, on March 20, 2020. Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

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

Models can predict the risk and spread of diseases and establish the time and place to implement optimal prevention and control mechanisms.

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