How mathematics can help fight the pandemic | COVID-19 Special

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    These mathematical models help save lives: We may not realize it, but we use mathematical models every day. Something as simple as the weather forecast is actually a complex model based on countless data points. Today, prediction models are critical to coronavirus planning. COVID-19 is still new and it’s hard to anticipate how it will spread and whom it will affect. Models can give scientists, government officials and doctors pre-views of how to stop the virus and save lives.

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