Colorado Politics: For the past few weeks, state health department officials have been working with an expert task force of physicians, researchers and mathematicians from local universities to try to predict how the novel coronavirus spreading across the world might progress locally.
The group of specialists provided three reports to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, as of the end of last week, and Gov. Jared Polis presented some of the findings of the experts during a press conference Friday, March 27. Polis relayed some stark estimates during the press conference, with possible COVID-19 deaths in Colorado ranging from 900 to 33,200.
On Sunday, the CDPHE released the modeling data that the expert team had provided. According to a release, they modeled the pandemic using approaches tailored to Colorado, updating the modeling as the disease continues to spread in the state. The team uses a fundamental approach: the SEIR model.
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