Notebooks guide your exploration of the COVID-19 pandemic with examples and descriptions of different scenarios. Ask,"What If?" and run your own simulations in the Sandbox.
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How SimPandemic Works
SimPandemic helps you learn how a pandemic evolves by visualizing different scenarios in graphs that depict infections, symptomatic individuals, deaths, and acquired immunity, as well as economic output. You can easily see the forces that drive the pandemic.
The simulator at the heart of SimPandemic uses an agent-based model to simulate the coronavirus disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus as it moves through the population. It creates a virtual world of 100,000 simulants whose sole functions in life are to remain healthy or become infected, and if they are adults, to perform work. Adult simulants create economic output with their work, so long as they are not symptomatic, quarantined, or out of work because of social distancing business closure. If infected, simulants are able to infect others. When they are no longer infectious and the disease runs its course, they become immune or die. For every day of the simulation, SimPandemic updates the status of every simulant based on approximately 100 parameters, including population statistics, disease characteristics, and interventions to fight the pandemic.
The simulator also calculates an economic indicator, Economic Output, that ranges from 0 to 100%, enabling SimPandemic to visualize how various interventions impact the spread of the coronavirus disease and sometimes spillover to affect the economy. The objective of SimPandemic is simple: Save lives, save jobs!