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What Does The Data Say About What's Coming Next For COVID-19? Join Us For A Livestreamed Discussion.

People venture out on South Congress as the state relaxes rules on bars and restaurants.
Michael Minasi
People venture out on South Congress as the state relaxes rules on bars and restaurants.

What can data tell us about where the pandemic is headed next?

Join us for the next episode of our weekly livestreamed interview series, Now What?, at noon on June 3 when we’ll talk with Lauren Ancel Meyers, a mathematical epidemiologist at UT Austin.

Meyers' lab analyzes data and models scenarios for how things could play out in terms of infections and deaths. Its analysis finds a high probability that the number of deaths in both Austin and Texas are likely past their peak under current circumstances.

We’ll talk about what goes into making those forecasts and how they could change.

This is the second episode of Now What? – a series of livestreamed events, in partnership with UT and the Dell Medical School, focusing on what the coronavirus pandemic means for our lives now and in the future.

Each week on Now What?, KUT reporters will talk with leading scientists, researchers and thinkers from across the university about what people need to know about COVID-19 moving forward.

The event will be streamed on Facebook Live and available later on YouTube, via podcast and at

Have a question? Let us know in the form below.


Matt Largey is the Projects Editor at KUT. That means doing a little bit of everything: editing reporters, producing podcasts, reporting, training, producing live events and always being on the lookout for things that make his ears perk up. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mattlargey.
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