This is NSPR’s weekday show about the local and regional effects of COVID-19 in the North State. Listen each weekday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. NSPR will continue this special coverage as long as our community needs it. Our mission with this show is to provide accurate news and information about COVID-19 for the North State.
Today we’re diving into some of the science behind ways to both track and to predict the spread of COVID-19 — we're looking into antibody testing and it’s reliability and limitations, and we’ll look at modeling and why there are so many that are predicting different outcomes during this pandemic.
Articles mentioned in interviews:
— Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins center for Health Security - "Developing a National Strategy for Serology (Antibody Testing) in the United States"
— Barbara Feder Ostrov, contributing writer at CalMatters - "Predicting a pandemic's path: What models can and can't do"