This is Bio HL IA written in 2021 that got a score of 7.

The research question is “What is the correlation between the population density of the countries classified as having community transmission and a maximum Oxford Stringency Index between 80 to 89, and their COVID-19 (virus SARS-CoV-2) infection rate between March 11 and December 5 2020?”

 

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Research Question: “What is the correlation between the population density of the countries classified as having community transmission and a maximum Oxford Stringency Index between 80 to 89, and their COVID-19 (virus SARS-CoV-2) infection rate between March 11 and December 5 2020?”

 

Justification of Research Question:

The investigation has global significance, considering that COVID-19, declared as a worldwide pandemic, has affected 218 countries and hindered their economic, social, and public health conditions to great extent. What is more, as for December 6 2020, a total of 1,537,259 confirmed deaths were marked within less than a year, which calls for an immediate solution to mitigate the virus’ effect until a vaccine is found. In this sense, questioning population density’s effect on transmission of the COVID-19 is critical, as to unveil the dynamics of transmission and vulnerability of countries to mass infection, in order to prepare specific preventive measures according to their demographics.

The criteria for selecting the countries was set in order to elicit a compelling conclusion solely based on each nation’s population density and its COVID-19 infection rate. The coherence of transmission classification to community transmission will allow for inclusion of even the unrelated clusters of cases into the analysis, while that of maximum Oxford Stringency Index the holistic quality of the government response to the disease. The time frame was determined based on the World Health Organization’s declaration of pandemic, as to ensure the analysis of human-to-human transmissions as well as the inclusion of a time period where most cases of COVID-19 have surged, which will guarantee the significance of the data points.

The topic notably relates to epidemiology, as the paper explores the distribution and determinants of COVID-19 within the population. Moreover, demography is another field of studies that can be associated with the investigation, for population density being a crucial factor in examining the prevalence of the disease…

 

  • Total number of pages: 20 pages
  • Topic: What is the correlation between the population density of the countries classified as having community transmission and a maximum Oxford Stringency Index between 80 to 89, and their COVID-19 (virus SARS-CoV-2) infection rate between March 11 and December 5 2020?
  • Subject: Biology
  • The file is in Word forma