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  • Pandemic Preparedness

    Pandemic Preparedness

    By Aaron Dubrow, Texas Advanced Computing Center
    www.tacc.utexas.edu
    Published: July 8, 2012

    How UT-created computer models can help officials prepare for pandemics.

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      Jose said on July 11, 2012 at 9:32 a.m.
      Amazing! As a state that is composed of multiply diverse communities, such a toolkit has immense potential. I wonder if the researchers accounted for cultural misconceptions/communication errors when dealing with possible public health campaigns to reduce incidence/prevalence? Exploring the social-behavioral and cultural aspects as they relate to infectious disease hold much promise for detecting and zoning in on the mathematical/epidemiological elements of a pandemic. I am interested in learning more about this toolkit!
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      Richard said on July 11, 2012 at 8:00 a.m.
      It's amazing that you can predict the potential for pandemics. It gives the authorities the opportunity to prepare their resources to best handle the emergency.