How have COVID-19 data been debated and disputed?



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Duygu Kasdogan's picture
July 7, 2020

On July 3, Selim Badur has interpreted this report (Açık Radyo - Korona Günleri programme) by drawing attention to "two interesting points":

1. The highest incidences were seen in persons aged 80 years and older but the second cluster includes persons aged 25 to 49 years (49.4%). 

2. In the world, it is said that men are infected more than women. In Turkey, female cases aged 15 to 24 are more than male cases.

Rodolfo Hernandez's picture
May 4, 2020
In response to:

1. The INS publishes this data after gathering results from the rest of the country.
2. This informations supports government´s decisions on quarantine, projections and bringing normal life back.
2. The INS has criticized the results of tests received from some regions. They argue that they are not well handled and they must not to be reconfirmed.

Tim Schütz's picture
April 16, 2020

The district of Heinsberg was the first and hardest-hit region in Germany (250,000 inhabitants, 1615 infections, 55 deaths). In early March, scientists launched a wide-ranging household study in the community of Gangelt, turning the region into a COVID-19 "laboratory" for further predictions. In mid-April, the leading virologist Hendrick Streeck announced that the infection rate was at 15 percent, indicating the beginning of "herd immunity." He was criticized by Christian Drosten, a well-known virologist based in Berlin, for early publication of the findings, which he considered too vague. 

Kim Fortun's picture
April 8, 2020

"A reality check on the math': What's ahead for California and Covid-19." Guardian, 8 April 2020

"California officials this week described a “slow and steady increase” in confirmed coronavirus infections, predicting that the peak of the state’s outbreak will occur in mid to late May. Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine, explained what was behind the state’s projections – and what Californians can expect next. ... Earlier projections estimated California would see its peak in mid-April. ... Vaccination would be a huge game-changer, but that looks 12 months away or more. So we all need to steel ourselves for doing this at least up until 1 June and potentially longer."