How pandemic modelling failed policy-makers, and how to do better

COVID-19 Infectious diseases Pandemics Disease management Canada

The existing models for epidemics, which were used to trigger lockdowns around the globe in response to COVID-19, seem to have missed the mark in terms of predicting the spread of the virus and informing good public policy. But why did this happen, and how can policy-makers avoid making the same mistakes? Canadian health policy expert, Harvey Schipper, examines the issues.

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