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An expert’s opinion: Interview with Elizabeth Lee on short-term forecasting and longer-term scenario modelling in the pandemic

European experts are working closely together with their American counterparts on calculating future scenarios for Covid-19. One of them is Elizabeth Lee, an epidemiologist specialised in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has been participating in the US ‘COVID-19 Forecast Hub’ as well as the US-focused ‘COVID-19 Scenario Modeling ...

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An expert’s opinion: Interview with Helen Johnson on using mathematical models to forecast disease outbreaks

Helen Johnson, mathematical modeller at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), explains how modelling teams around the world are working together to develop accurate and timely predictions of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Europe. These forecasts have become an invaluable tool for making public health decisions. How did the European forecast hub ...

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55% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030: “It’s a Herculean effort”

Interview with Prof. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, energy economist and systems analyst from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Vienna University of Technology and Deputy Chair of the EU’s Scientific Advise Mechanism. The EU’s Scientific Advise Mechanism (SAM), comprised of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission (GCSA) and the Scientific Advice ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Tim Harford about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Tim Harford, UK economist, journalist and broadcaster, and author of books including How to Make the World Add Up. What are your thoughts on the crossover between Covid-19 and the climate crisis, and how that’s being handled in the media? It’s probably worth starting with the obvious huge difference, which is that climate ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki & Erkki Mervaala about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki, senior researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, and Erkki Mervaala, researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute. In a recent study on the reporting of climate change in the Finnish media, you noted that coverage had seen a steep but not unprecedented drop during the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Marina Romanello about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Marina Romanello, a data scientist in the Institute for Global Health at University College London who is also on the Lancet Countdown team, an international collaboration that tracks progress on health and climate change. What are the main ways in which you view the current health and climate crises as being connected? ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Tim Stevens about the AI-cyber nexus

Interview with Dr Tim Stevens, Senior Lecturer in Global Security at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and head of the KCL Cyber Security Research Group. In your view, is the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies bringing about a change of paradigm in cybersecurity? Or is it more ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Christopher Whyte about the AI-cyber nexus

Interview with Christopher Whyte, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness program at Virginia Commonwealth University's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs. Dr. Whyte's research focuses on issues of cyber conflict strategy with a particular interest in information operations and the emerging impact of artificial intelligence. He is author ...