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May 5, 2020

5
May
2020

Giving Models and Modelers a Bad Name

As someone who has spent a career building and studying disease models, primarily for cancer, the latest update from Chris Murray and the IHME model makes me cringe. The IHME model, readers will recall, has been frequently cited by the White House coronavirus task force. On May 4, the IHME called a press conference to release the results of their...
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5
May
2020

The Spirit of Giving Is More Powerful Than Ever

When people look back on the pandemic, they will be amazed by the outpouring of generosity. The response from frontline healthcare workers, scientists, and the biopharmaceutical industry is simply extraordinary. Food banks and social services are also saving lives. The common thread is the inherently human capacity to be generous. The word philanthropy brings to mind a variety of images,...
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