The Local-COVID-Course and Model
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A team of simulation modellers, supported by disease experts, has created an easy-to-use model of COVID-19 outbreaks. It can be ‘localised’ to any defined region, to answer basic questions:
What is happening around here?
How might the outbreak play out?
How can the future be best-managed?
The developers want to ‘democratise’ COVID policy by putting this model in the hands of millions of citizens, especially young people, so that anyone can answer those questions. A short online course at
designed by young people who actually used the model for their communities – explains basic epidemic principles and how to use the model. Please take a look and if you think it could be useful, please share it, tweet it, Facebook it …
The model (at sdl.re/COVIDmodel):
relies on published research evidence,
has been matched to models used by Governments,
has been calibrated to a wide range of localities –
from cities like Jakarta and New York to smaller towns to city-slums and their surrounding regions.
is totally transparent – every item is shown as time charts and every element can be seen and checked.
The developers are working with Foundations, NGOs, Healthcare Organisations, Governments and Commercial organisations to complement other pandemic-strategy efforts and understand issues relating to local areas that national models can’t address.
The course and model are free for personal use. For any commercial need, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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