President Donald Trump stands in front of a chart showing projected deaths in the United States from coronavirus. Photo: Reuters President Donald Trump stands in front of a chart showing projected deaths in the United States from coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
President Donald Trump stands in front of a chart showing projected deaths in the United States from coronavirus. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus models made governments take action, but how useful are they really?

  • Infectious disease modelling helped convince countries to make extraordinary moves in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • But how these models work is little understood by either policymakers or the public, and there is growing scepticism about some of their predictions

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President Donald Trump stands in front of a chart showing projected deaths in the United States from coronavirus. Photo: Reuters President Donald Trump stands in front of a chart showing projected deaths in the United States from coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
President Donald Trump stands in front of a chart showing projected deaths in the United States from coronavirus. Photo: Reuters
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