Datamation: The Huge Data Problems That Prevented A Faster Pandemic Response

Datamation: The Huge Data Problems That Prevented A Faster Pandemic Response. “Early in the year, when it first became clear we faced a pandemic, technology companies worldwide stepped up and pledged resources that should have been able to find the best ways to balance economic impact and safety. But while the response was faster than the 1918 Flu Virus response, it wasn’t that much faster, and tons of mistakes should have been avoidable given we have massive modeling capability. At the heart of the problem wasn’t the lack of data; it was the inability to get to that data and analyze it in a timely basis. Let’s talk about what went wrong and what companies and governments should be doing to speed up the response, so the next outbreak isn’t as catastrophic.”

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