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Forecasting the Flu

In 2008, Google launched “Flu Trends.” It was an attempt to track the spread of influenza based on “aggregated search queries.” According to a 2015 blog post, Google Flu Trends will no longer continue with its own website. Rather, it will be providing data directly to infectious disease researchers at institutions like Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. #Podcasts #FullPodcastAvailable


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