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1918 vs 2020: Influenza vs COVID-19

Comparisons are constantly being made between the 1918 influenza pandemic and the present COVID-19 pandemic.  I will discuss our previous work on influenza pandemics, and the tools we have used to understand the temporal patterns of those outbreaks.  Applying similar tools to the COVID-19 pandemic is easier in some respects and harder in others.  I will describe our current approach to modelling the spread of COVID-19, and some of the challenges and limitations of epidemic forecasting.
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