Questions tagged [epidemiology]

A composition of two Greek words 1) demos approximating to 'people' or more specifically 'population' and 2) epi as in epidemic

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Calculate proportion of survival and deaths from Life Table [migrated]

From the life table given, how do we calculate the proportion of newborns will survive to exact age 80 years but then die before exact age 85 years? I have tried using the formula (1 - l85/l0) but not ...
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Prediction model for spread of coronavirus

A previous thread on Bioinformatics StackExchange citing an article by the Economist which references a cartoon of predictive outcomes by the CDC (Economist article on coronavirus) suggests a model in ...
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Economist article on coronavirus

I am wondering about an article in the Economist here: https://www.economist.com/briefing/2020/02/29/covid-19-is-now-in-50-countries-and-things-will-get-worse There is a graph there The explanation ...
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Calculating the mortality rate of a pandemic, e.g. coronavirus 2019-nCov?

When calculating how lethal a virus outbreak is, I've noticed that most sources use CONFIRMED_DEATHS/CONFIRMED_INFECTIONS However, given that there are only 2 ...