Tim Churches, a Senior Research Fellow at the UNSW Medicine South Western Sydney Clinical School at Liverpool Hospital, and a health data scientist at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, has produced a nice tutorial on acquiring data and creating epidemiological models to understand the spread of the disease.



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