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Covid-19 Talk: 'Overview of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario and Modelling Efforts' by Chris Bauch - 12/11/2020

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Lecture on 12/11/2020, Thursday 18:00 CET (Paris-Berlin-Rome) - 5:00 p.m. GMT (London)

Title: Overview of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario and Modelling Efforts

Speaker: Chris Bauch

Abstract: In terms of culture, politics, and economy, Canada has often been conceptualized as a hybrid between the United States and Europe. In this talk I will start with an overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding in Ontario, including a comparison between the US and European experiences. Then I will summarize major findings from several of the transmission models that my research group and collaborators have developed to inform the pandemic response. These models range in structure from an agent-based model of transmission in schools and households, to province-scale stochastic and deterministic compartmental models. The types of questions we use these models to address include: what is the impact of class size on the number of cases and lost student-days of in-person instruction? What are the conditions under which a county-by-county approach to lockdown can work as well as a province-wide lockdown? And, which age groups should get the vaccine first?

The COVID-19 Epidemiological Modelling Project presents a series of talks on the pandemic. Previous talks can be viewed again on YouTube:

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Meeting-ID: 843 1697 2876

Overview of all talks can be found at the Mathematical Modelling web pages.

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