Biostatisticians at our faculty help to predict the spread of corona

(13-04-2021) For a year now, Ghent University, together with other Belgian universities, has been making models that map the spread of the coronavirus in Belgium.

And that allows predictions to be made, often with uncanny accuracy.

“We saw as early as June that there could be a second wave in October, and the last flare-up was also predicted as early as February,” says Professor Jan Baetens of the Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling (Faculty of Bioscience Engineering).

Their predictions support the policy on corona.

Read the full interview.