Presentation Time: 3:35-3:55
Home University: UNC-Chapel Hill
Research Mentor: Paul Delamater, Carolina Population Center
Research Title: Estimating Localized COVID-19 Immunity Levels for North Carolina Counties
Since December 2019, COVID-19 continues to be a global pandemic and challenge public health systems worldwide. To end the pandemic, populations must acquire herd immunity by natural infections and vaccination efforts. My presentation addresses the challenges and solutions of modelling immunity levels for North Carolina counties, what those immunity levels mean for residents living in those counties, and ultimately, where the state of North Carolina stands in battling the COVID-19 pandemic.