The coronavirus pandemic has spread to almost all countries of the world and by early April 2020 the number of confirmed cases of the disease has exceeded a million milestone. In terms of the impact on the political and economic situation in the world and on people's minds, what is happening has no analogs over the past decades. However, can we reliably quantify this phenomenon? Oddly enough, despite the presence of a huge amount of easily accessible data on the Internet, the quantitative characteristics of the pandemic remain problematic even in economically developed countries. The presentation examined the key points regarding the quality and comparability of COVID-19 cases and deaths, as well as some additional options for objectively measuring the impact of the epidemic on mortality.
The 10th scientific seminar ‘Modern demography’ was held on the 17th of April.Anatoliy I. Yashin, PhD, ScD, research professor and co-Director of Biodemography of Aging Research Unit (BARU), SSRI, Duke University, USA presented a paper " The Progress in Understanding Alzheimer's Disease".
The eighth scientific seminar ‘Modern demography’ was held on the 14th of November. Inna A. Danilova, junior researcher at the International laboratory for population and health NRU HSE, research fellow at the Data laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, presented on the "analysis of the quality of mortality data by cause of death in Russia and its regions".
Seminar "The research on cancer and its determinants based on the data from cancer registers: The role of cancer registers in determining the real state of oncological aid provided to the population"
The fifth scientific seminar ‘Modern demography’ of the International laboratory for population and health NRU HSE took place on the 7th of September. On this seminar researches on cancer and its determinants based on the data from cancer registers and the role of cancer registers in determining the real status of oncological aid provided to the population were discussed. Giedre Smailyte, head of the Laboratory of cancer epidemiology of the National cancer institute, Vilnius, Lithuania, Domantas Jasilionis, research scientist at the Laboratory of Demographic data of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany and Vakhtang M. Merabishvili, head of the Population based cancer register of St. Petersburg, chairman of the Scientific and methodological council for the development of information systems of the cancer service of the North-Western Federal District of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia, presented their papers.
The third seminar ‘Modern demography’ of the International laboratory for population and health took place on the 25th of May. Alexander V. Nemtsov, MD, the head of the department of Moscow research institute of psychiatry of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation, presented a paper on alcohol consumption in Russia in 1965-2015.
The first seminar ‘Modern demography’ took place on the 9th of March 2017. Head of the Institute of demography at NRU HSE Anatoly G. Vishnevsky presented a paper: ‘Features of the current stage of the epidemiologic transition in Russia’,