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Why data science is allowing for optimism in the midst of the coronavirus

April 01, 2020 / NA

This is an unprecedented time. In these unchartered waters, good information, good data and the capacity to derive good decisions with analytics are more critical than ever. In the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been a wide swath of data science use cases being discussed, and in some cases, developed and deployed. Some achieved more prominence than others, but what they have in common is their potential to give us some optimism that technology will get us through this crisis.While we are told to stay away from each other, what we need to do more than ever before is be as close” together as we can and unite in our collective efforts to tackle the problem. We can only do this by sharing more and jointly developing new solutions. Here are a few new ways that data science is being leveraged to improve outcomes.