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As mentioned in prior longer
posts, my intention was to lay a foundation and build scaffolding so that when
you see data or hear the news or learn of novel discoveries, you will have
enough history and adequate context to make sense of it and have an informed
opinion, making it easier for everyone to both predict what the news will be,
and to anticipate government and scientific next steps. And as I finished that
post, I mentioned that if I did my job well, the next posts would be short as
the scaffolding would be in place and the forecasts made, only needing to be
confirmed. If you have not read those posts please do so, as they will help
place the discussion in context. You can find them HERE. The specific variables I chose to focus on remain the same:
1. Will Zika virus impact the
2. Does Zika virus cause
neurological diseases or is it some other agent?
3. Is Aedes
aegypti the only vector we have to
How to address the intersection of economics and infections.