23 Feb 2020

Disease modeller says Covid-19 risk to NZ is very low

From Sunday Morning, 7:21 am on 23 February 2020

Sara Del Valle is an applied mathematician and disease modeller at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Like a weather forecaster, she uses mathematical equations to identify patterns in the hope of being able to predict trends that could be a threat to global security. Del Valle and other disease modellers have gazed into their computers to see the future of Covid-19 and the news is not bad for New Zealand.

An elderly man wearing a face mask has his temperature checked before entering a community hospital in Shanghai on 13 February 2020.

Photo: AFP