Rapidly Adapting Flu Research Framework for COVID-19 Studies
Since 2013 Abt has been prepared to support rapid data collection during a pandemic through an influenza pandemic preparedness network of clinical organizations. The network provided a foundation for the current nationwide platform, which can quickly collect, analyze, and interpret data to assess a variety of critical COVID-19 issues. From vaccine effectiveness and the disease’s epidemiology to infection transmissibility and infection rates, we gather data CDC needs to make evidence-based recommendations. Our work spans crucial priority populations, from healthcare personnel, first responders, and essential workers to pregnant women. We also monitor households and continuing care retirement communities.