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Scientists develop ‘optimal strategies’ computer model that could significantly reduce future COVID-19 infections and deaths — ScienceDaily

A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a predictive computer model that, when tested on real pandemic data, proposed strategies that would have reduced the rate of both COVID-19 infections and deaths by an average of 72 per cent, based on a sample from four countries. The model, called […]

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High vaccination rate is key to future course of COVID-19 pandemic, computer modeling shows — ScienceDaily

The Mayo Clinic data scientists who developed highly accurate computer modeling to predict trends for COVID-19 cases nationwide have new research that shows how important a high rate of vaccination is to reducing case numbers and controlling the pandemic. Vaccination is making a striking difference in Minnesota and keeping the current level of positive cases […]

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Computer modelling predicts where vaccines are needed most — ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed a model that can estimate regional disease burden and the impact of vaccination, even in the absence of robust surveillance data, a study in eLife reveals. The report, originally published on May 26, highlights areas that would have the greatest benefit from initiating a vaccination programme against the virus, Japanese encephalitis (JE). […]

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New computer modelling could play a big part in exit strategies and lifting air travel restrictions — ScienceDaily

Millions more people across the EU could have contracted COVID-19 had strict international travel bans not been implemented, shows a new report by computer modelling experts at Stanford University. Using a newly developed mathematical epidemiology simulation, the study, published in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, predicts the huge impact that limiting air travel […]