How to Weather COVID-19

Margaret Fosmoe ’85 | July 1, 2020

How does an epidemiologist go about daily life in the midst of a pandemic?

Edwin Michael is an epidemiologist and professor of biological sciences at Notre Dame. He’s the lead investigator on SEIRcast, an online portal developed by researchers at Notre Dame and the University of South Florida. The portal uses data to forecast how hospital services and resources may be impacted during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Developed primarily for use by government and public health service workers, the portal models predict COVID-19 disease transmission by using county data of daily reported infections and human movement restrictions, such as shelter-in-place and social distancing orders. As of June 30, the portal contained data and forecasts for 12 states, including Indiana. The portal is expanding and eventually will include all 50 states.

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Originally published by Daily Domer Staff at on July 01, 2020.