Penn State researchers find a way to predict COVID surges

The U.S. is in the middle of another COVID-19 surge – this one driven by the omicron variant.

Almost two years into the pandemic, one of frustrations for the medical community and — really all of us — is the unpredictability of the virus. And that includes knowing where there will be a surge.

Researchers at Penn State may have found one way to predict outbreaks – pinpointing areas where residents are most or least likely to comply with CDC mitigation guidelines.

Dr. Robert Lennon, an associate professor of family and community medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine led the research and is on Tuesday’s Smart Talk.