U COVID-19 Healthcare Pressure Indications

European countries are facing enormous pressure on their healthcare systems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We provide a real time overview of the relative pressure on healthcare systems by analyzing the proportion of COVID-19 related deaths and COVID-19 active cases relative to the number of hospital beds, number of medical doctors, and…
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How are you dealing with the coronavirus?

Are you working from home? What about the kids? Would you still shake someone’s hand? If we all answer this short questionnaire en masse, experts will be better able to assess the evolution of the corona curve. The impact of the measures will only be visible in the hospitalisation rates…
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COVID-19 news article on telework

If half of the Belgians would telework, it can really make a difference in #flattenthecurve! Using our meta-population model for Belgium, we are analysing many distancing scenarios and made a first press release in de Standaard on March 17. See our cover-19 page for other ongoing projects.
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SIMID course

We are happy to announce that our yearly course is integrated in the Antwerp Summer University initiative and will take place from 7-11 September 2020 in collaboration with Hasselt University and the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp. (more…)
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Take on Typhoid website

The cost-effectiveness results of typhoid vaccination for 73 Gavi-eligible countries are now available online on Take on Typhoid. The website shows the disease and economic burden of each country, as well as the impact of different typhoid vaccination strategies. The study was published in Lancet Infectious Diseases.
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SIMID members at ESCAIDE and Epidemics

Elise Kuylen went to the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) to present her work on measles transmission. Tapiwa Ganyani, Pietro Coletti and Lander Willem went to the 7th International Conference on Infectious Diseases Dynamics (Epidemics) to promote ongoing work on overdispersion, flu and RSV. Both conferences…
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ISCB 2019 poster award

Dr. Sereina Herzog won the ISCB poster award for her poster presentation "Estimating the force of infection and incidence using routine data affected by outcome dependent sampling" at the 40th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics.  
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ISCB CONFERENCE, Leuven, 2019

Members of SIMID are be present at the 40th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics in Leuven from July 14-17, 2019. We are happy to promote our work and to meet other researchers in the field. Discover our contributions on our Dissemination & Awards page.
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