Phys .org: Algorithm identifies vulnerable people during natural disasters

Phys .org: Algorithm identifies vulnerable people during natural disasters. “A new algorithm developed at the University of Waterloo will help first responders and home care providers better help the elderly during natural disasters. According to the World Health Organization, older adults who live at home face disproportionally high fatality rates during natural disasters as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina where 71 per cent of the deaths resulting from that disaster involved people over 60 years of age.”