CPH research team submits COVID-19 reports to IDPH

Published on April 30, 2020

Researchers from the University of Iowa College of Public Health submitted a report to the Iowa Department of Public Health that presented predictions on COVID-19 activity in Iowa, including expected hospitalizations and deaths. The team also submitted another report that critiqued a frequently cited model developed by researchers at the University of Washington.

Media Coverage

April 27
Iowa researchers submit state-specific COVID-19 modeling that Reynolds’ office has not yet released, is reviewing
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2020/04/27/researchers-university-iowa-submitted-report-gov-kim-reynolds-administration-presented-state-public/3016909001/

April 28
University of Iowa researchers warn ‘a second wave of infections is likely’ if COVID-19 prevention efforts are lifted
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2020/04/28/university-iowa-researchers-warn-kim-reynolds-administration-second-coronavirus-wave/3040849001/

U of I researchers warned governor against relaxing restrictions
https://kwwl.com/2020/04/28/u-of-i-researchers-warned-governor-against-relaxing-restrictions/

Researchers warned Iowa governor not to relax virus limits
https://www.telegraphherald.com/coronavirus/article_ece11bd9-3a99-5b20-8ce8-256a0b94d3c7.html

Iowa COVID-19 model warns of second wave, urges restrictions remain
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Iowa-COVID-19-model-warns-of-second-wave-urges-restrictions-remain-570016021.html

April 29

Kim Reynolds defends reopening process despite report warning of ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infections
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2020/04/29/iowa-gov-kim-reynolds-coronavirus-covid-19-update-black-hawk-meatpacking-iowa-reopening-restrictions/3037825001/

Iowa tells workers to return to their jobs or lose unemployment benefits, despite warnings that reopening could lead to a 2nd wave of infections
https://www.businessinsider.com/iowa-tells-workers-return-to-work-or-lose-unemployment-benefits-2020-4

April 30

Researchers: Model forecast of 10,000 COVID-19 deaths highly unlikely
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Researchers-Model-forecast-of-10000-COVID-19-deaths-highly-unlikely-570097561.html