In this analysis, we will work to validate an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) peak burden forecast. The forecast is made by national health officials. Such forecasts play a prominent role in time-constrained policy decisions that try to balance between complete societal paralysis and unnecessary loss of human life. Scrutiny of every parameter value, model, and figure is of the utmost importance. Only with scrutiny, sound decisions can be made based on data and modeling.
We will use the Finnish health authority — THL — and their ICU peak burden forecast as an example. …
Koronaviruksen vertaaminen kausiflunssaan on kuin vertaisi nakkikioskinahistelua sotaan. Kyllä, kausiflunssaan kuolee paljon ihmisiä joka vuosi, mutta kuten tässä artikkelissa esitetyt tieteelliset faktat osoittavat, se ei tarkoita, että kausiflunssa olisi lainkaan samankaltainen kuin koronavirus.
Tarttuvia tauteja voidaan vertailla “viiden pilarin” kautta:
When I was small, my parents were busy and also did not know much about communicating with children. I think a lot of parents are like that. Communicating with a child is, in fact, one of the great mysteries of human life; we know very little about how it actually works. …