Predicting influenza outbreaks with Google Flu Trends: 4. Correction and comments

In previous posts, I described what my group presented at the 2016 Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting’s student case study poster competition. In a previous post, I discussed the group’s work on selecting a prediction model and the final conclusion, which turned out to be incorrect due to a mistake in our R codes. In this post, I will described the mistake as well as other considerations.

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Predicting influenza outbreaks with Google Flu Trends: 3. Prediction

As part of the 2016 Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting’s student case study poster competition, my group looked at the strength and timing of association between GFT estimates and reported influenza case counts as described in this post. Then, we finally built and compared multiple prediction models to predict the peak in the annual number of positive influenza tests.

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