Ontario physical distancing policies and epidemiology from January - September 2020: A case report
"Ontario’s first case of COVID-19 was recorded on January 25, 2020, and Ontario had 100 cases on March 14, 2020. A state of emergency was declared on March 17, 2020; at that time, there were 186 cases and 1 death. As of October 5, 2020, there were 54,814 cases and 2,980 deaths in Ontario. Figure 4 shows the number of daily cases and deaths in Ontario and dates for each of the included policies from January to October 1, 2020..."
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COVID -19 Policies and Epidemiology Research Project
Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), such as public policies, have been the mainstay in the fight against COVID-19. The effectiveness of physical distancing policies in different contexts is not known and many factors play a role in the epidemiology of COVID-19. The International COVID-19 Policies and Epidemiology Working Group formed to study which policies work and where.
Our database harmonizes international COVID-19 data on policy-relevant factors that influence acquiring or having severe outcomes from COVID-19.
Congratulations to our students on their presentations and funding awards!
Presented on COVID-19 responses in Pakistan for the Health Sciences Research Day
Presented on Comparative COVID-19 responses in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for the Life Sciences Research Day
Received a National Science Foundation (NSF) 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship
Presented on individual-level factors affecting acquisition and severity of COVID-19 for the Health Sciences Research Day
Presented on COVID-19 responses in Sri Lanka and Singapore for the Health Sciences Research Day