NATURE 26/02/21 Coronapod: Google-backed database could help answer big COVID questions. Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker, and Amy Maxmen discuss the latest COVID-19 news.
To answer the big questions in the pandemic, researchers need access to data. But while a wealth has been collected, much of it isn’t collated or accessible to the people who need it. This week sees the launch of Global.health, a database that aims to collate an enormous amount of anonymized information about individual COVID-19 cases. On this week’s Coronapod we discuss how this database could help answer the biggest questions facing scientists right now, from variants to vaccines – could data change the game?
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LE MONDE 22/01/21 Guillaume Rozier, prodige des data sur la piste du Covid-19. En quelques jours, il est devenu la référence ultime pour suivre la campagne de vaccination en France.
Jusque-là, Guillaume Rozier, ingénieur en informatique de 24 ans, n’était qu’un simple geek passionné de data. COVID 19 et GOOGLE TRENDS. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002462/2020 Data collection via social networks and mobile operators to combat COVID-19. NEW YORK TIMES 27/07/20 Hoping to Understand the Virus, Everyone Is Parsing a Mountain of Data. Dr.
Tara C. Smith, a professor of epidemiology at Kent State University who studies infectious diseases, said that viewed individually, much of the available coronavirus data can only offer a glimpse of the state of the pandemic. “I think people tend to cherry-pick what they want to see, to confirm their biases,” she said. She has been hesitant to place much stock in statistics on deaths caused by coronavirus, for instance. “I see a lot of use of the fatality statistics, which are incomplete,” Dr. Perhaps the most telling numbers are trend data — examining which direction a community or state seems to be heading, said Michael T.
“There’s no magic number for any of this,” Dr. In 1918, newspapers in cities across the United States published daily tallies of the sick and the dead from the flu pandemic, said John M. Today’s elected officials have far more granular data to consider. In Chicago, Dr. SCIENCEMAG 16/07/20 Data secrecy is crippling attempts to slow COVID-19’s spread in U.S., epidemiologists warn. Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation.
California was a COVID-19 success story—until suddenly it wasn’t. Early in the pandemic, the state seemed to have the new coronavirus under control, but the pandemic has begun to ride a wave there, with records set in daily cases several times this month, and deaths on the rise. JMIR 21/04/20 Top Concerns of Tweeters During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Infoveillance Study. Introduction Since the 1980s, human disease outbreaks have become increasingly frequent and diverse due to a plethora of ecological, environmental, and socioeconomic factors .
The family of coronaviruses was not considered to be highly pathogenic until 2003 and 2012 with the appearance of the severe acute respiratory syndrome in China followed by the Middle East respiratory syndrome in Saudi Arabia [,]. In December 2019, a series of patients with pneumonia of an unknown cause emerged in Wuhan, China . Through contact tracing, these patients were linked back to a seafood and wet animal wholesale market in Wuhan .
To further investigate the symptoms, Chinese authorities conducted deep sequence analysis that provided ample evidence that the novel coronavirus was the causative agent of the disease , which is now known as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). BEUC_EU 20/04/20 COVID-19 and the digitalisation of health: five risks you need to know. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic we are witnessing an unprecedented use of digital technologies: video consultations with the doctors are booming across Europe to avoid unnecessary physical meetings, artificial intelligence (AI) are used for screening of the population and assessing infection risks, apps are used to track infected citizens movements.
With the virus speeding up healthcare digitalisation we might soon be living in a world where you get a diagnosis without stepping out of your home. Your toothbrush will be smart enough to analyse your saliva, while your contact lenses will measure your blood pressure and glucose levels. You’ll simply need to contact a virtual doctor who will listen to your health concerns and advise you based on the data collected by your wearables. CGTN 29/02/20 China uses big data to fight COVID-19. China is using big data to accurately prevent and control future coronavirus cases.
Data collection and analysis are helping authorities make better decisions for prevention work. People coming back to the city, workers heading back to offices, and now, pinpointed locations of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases. This is the platform where all the latest epidemic information can be monitored in Beijing's Haidian District. CGTN interviewed the director of Industry Promotion Division II of Zhongguancun Science City Administrative Committee, Shu Bilei. He said, "It took us around a week to develop it. The biggest challenge of virus prevention work for now is to monitor the flow of suspected people. According to Xie Dehua, the senior manager, Baidu Maps Operation Management Department, "At the outset, we upgraded our Baidu Migration Index to provide information about travel flows of people from high-risk areas, such as Wuhan or Hubei Province.
ARXIV 02/04/20 Detecting Suspected Epidemic Cases Using Trajectory Big Data. LE MONDE 27/03/20 Pourquoi les données téléphoniques aident à comprendre la pandémie de Covid-19. LE MONDE 03/04/20 Google Maps publie des données de 131 pays, dont la France, pour montrer les effets du confinement. Des données anonymisées, issues de la géolocalisation des utilisateurs de Google Maps issues des téléphones Android et iPhone, sont publiées par Google à partir de vendredi 3 avril, pour « aider les autorités à comprendre comment des mesures de distanciation sociale telles que le télétravail ou le confinement peuvent aider à aplanir la courbe de l’épidémie de coronavirus », annonce l’entreprise américaine.
Les données affichées montrent notamment dans quelle mesure la fréquentation de certains endroits (commerces, lieux touristiques…) a évolué ces dernières semaines. Lire aussi Coronavirus : quels pays sont confinés ? La fonctionnalité n’est pas techniquement nouvelle : Google Maps l’utilise depuis des années pour indiquer à ses utilisateurs les horaires d’affluence des magasins ou la formation d’un embouteillage, par exemple. Mais elles n’étaient pas disponibles de manière synthétique pour un pays ou une région, ce qui est désormais le cas. Le Monde. AFP 10/04/20 Coronavirus : les géants du numérique Apple et Google s'allient pour le suivi des données.