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Google's Flu Tracker Misses Data

  • NPR, Friday, March 14, 2014 1:42 PM
NPR points to a hiccup in Google's flu tracker. The news agency cites Northeastern University professor David Lazer, who points to huge amounts of missed data. He wrote a critique of Google Flu Trends in the latest issue of Science that suggests the data collected from around the country and forwarded to the CDC is much better than analyzing the search, even with a delay in having access to the data.

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