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Without tests, ‘you have a blindness’

Dr. Eric Forgoston, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Chairperson and Professor, discusses the mathematical models being built to convey the scope and spread of the new coronavirus in New Jersey.

Posted in: Applied Mathematics & Statistics, In The Media

We need good testing data, which unfortunately throughout this country, not just in Arizona, we don’t have — even in some of the major hot spots. We still don’t have enough to know exactly who has been infected. And that goes for both infectious individuals who are showing symptoms, as well as those who are not showing symptoms. And unless you have that data, really good data, on who’s being infected, then it’s very difficult to know what the transmission rate is.

Dr. Eric Forgoston

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