There were plenty of warnings that the Federal Executive was not willing to be prepared for the pandemic. Lots of warnings were ignored. So here we are.
So we didn’t stop the pandemic this time. Can we stop it next time? Can we stop an epidemic of anything anymore? What about the non-communicable diseases? How about stopping those epidemics of obesity or opioid overdose? Can politics ever stop getting in the way? Am I asking too many questions?
It’s interesting to see what people are doing in light of this coronavirus pandemic. How far will it go? And what will I need to do?
Sure, you could use very expensive GIS software to do this, but why would you? Here I do some spatial association/autocorrelation analysis in R.
This novel coronavirus pandemic is my third pandemic as a human being (after the HIV and the 2009 H1N1 Influenza pandemics). Is it the big one? Not really. At least I don’t think so.
I was asked to appear on a radio show a couple of weeks ago to talk about coronavirus. Enjoy!
Sometimes, you just have to chill…
It is June 2015 and I’m riding in the smallest of cars on a highway leading out of Barranquilla, Colombia. I’m in the car with an epidemiologist from the state health department, and we are on our way to a place far from the city in a small town in the jungle. The temperature outside must be in the triple…
What else was I going to do when I got bored the other day?
When working with statistical software programs, you should do one or two calculations by hand just to make sure the software is working properly. The last thing you want is to have an error happen because you didn’t illuminate the inside of the black box.