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How Can Demographers Contribute to Alleviating the COVID-19 Pandemic and Researching It?

8 May 2020 10:11 AM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

(8 May 2020)
Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:


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4 May 2020)
Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:


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2 May 2020)
Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:


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24 Apr 2020)
Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:


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21 Apr 2020)
Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

  • Dr. Swanson writes about the problems associated with modelling the COVID-19 pandemic when confronted with bad data. He does this by comparing Whatcom and Benton Counties in the State of Washington. 
  • To read more, click this link.


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20 Apr 2020)
Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

  • To follow up the suggestions in the first two pieces, I now have a series of seven articles in The Northwest Citizen, including one co-authored with Ron Cossman on "estimating unconfirmed cases."
  • More are coming, including one on "data quality" on Monday, April 21st. 
  • All of these articles can be found at https://nwcitizen.com/.
  • The seven published articles are below as PDF files. Also below as a PDF file is a "thought piece" on this type of work, "Modeling the COVID-19 Pandemic." Following the "barefoot Doctors" movement in China, one could call this "barefoot demography, using basic, simple methods to assist underserved non-urban areas.

30 MAR 2020 - NORTHWEST CITIZEN - WHATCOM BASELINE

05 APR 2020 - NORTHWEST CITIZEN - WHATCOM HOSPITALIZATIONS

07 APR 2020 - NORTHWEST CITIZEN - BENTON COUNTY FORECASTS

10 APR 2020 - NORTHWEST CITIZEN - 2ND UPDATE WHATCOM

14 APR 2020 - NORTHWEST CITIZEN - UNCONFIRMED CASES

17 APR 2020 - NORTHWEST CITIZEN - 3RD UPDATE WHATCOM

THOUGHT PIECE - MODELING AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SWANSON

THOUGHT PIECE - MODELING A 2X2 PERSPECTIVE SWANSON


(30 Mar 2020)
See the following link for a PDF document, which was prepared by David A. Swanson, Ph.D. Corresponding data is also attached in an Excel document.

  • Suggestions on how demographers can contribute both to alleviating the pandemic and doing research on it. 

COVID-19 FORECAST BASELINE & ALTERNATIVE SURGE PEAK (PDF)

COVID-19 CASES IN CLARK COUNTY BASELINE & SCENARIO 1 (Excel)


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