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Estimating the COVID-19 Prevalence in Spain with Indirect Reporting via Open Surveys

García-Agundez, Augusto and Ojo, Oluwasegun and Hernández, Harold and Baquero, Carlos and Frey, Davide and Georgiou, Chryssis and Goessens, Mathieu and Lillo, Rosa Elvira and Menezes, Raquel and Nicolaou, Nicolas and Ortega, Antonio and Stavrakis, Efstathios and Fernández Anta, Antonio (2021) Estimating the COVID-19 Prevalence in Spain with Indirect Reporting via Open Surveys. [Journal Articles] (Accepted for publication)

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Abstract

During the initial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, accurate tracking has proven unfeasible. Initial estimation methods pointed towards case numbers that were much higher than officially reported. In the CoronaSurveys project, we have been addressing this issue using open online surveys with indirect reporting. We compare our estimates with the results of a serology study for Spain, obtaining high correlations (R squared 0.89). In our view, these results strongly support the idea of using open surveys with indirect reporting as a method to broadly sense the progress of a pandemic.

Item Type: Journal Articles
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Depositing User: Antonio Fernandez
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2021 08:07
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2021 08:07
URI: http://eprints.networks.imdea.org/id/eprint/2295

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