The theme for this year’s event is “Mathematics for a Better World.” Today we look at Mathematics and Medicine – how is Mathematics helping us fight COVID-19.

We have become so used to seeing these type of posters displaying the COVID-19 Statistics.

https://sacoronavirus.co.za/2021/03/08/update-on-covid-19-08th-march-2021/

Have you ever thought about where this information comes from?

  • How is this data collected and collated?
  • How does it help us understand the spread of the virus?
  • How does it inform the decisions taken to bring down the infection rate?

Data Science plays a vital role in fighting the pandemic as can be seen in the following video.

Remember that Mathematics is everywhere! You just have to look.