Covid 19 Pandemic Is Worsened Without Coordination e1638401183780

Covid-19 Pandemic Is Worsened Without Coordination

Cool fall weather isn’t necessarily to blame for increasing spikes of COVID-19 infections, a UF research team says. Rather, the current wave of disease may stem from a lack of coordination to control public health, and people traveling between our 50 states.

The researchers, who are biologists and ecologists, built a conceptual model that shows how an uncoordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic worsens outbreak cycles over time and across geographic areas, even when there are strong public health controls in place locally. Their work was published today as a research brief in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.