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How Spreadsheets Help Us Understand COVID-19

March 16, 2020

As we band together to ensure we keep ourselves, our loved ones and society at large safe and healthy during the spread of COVID-19, it can be comforting to know our trusty spreadsheets can help us better understand what we’re up against. Spreadsheet models are being used to understand everything from how the virus spreads across populations (courtesy of Motivate, part of the Millennium Mathematics Project) to the global financial impact (article by Nick Wiggins and Georgia Power for The Economists).

Motivate Epidemic Model
Millennium Mathematics Project – Epidemic Mathematical Model

The clarity these types of models provide can help us keep our sanity as we navigate this new reality. Stay safe out there!

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Christina Hummel

Christina formerly worked at Apparity, leading research, planning, tracking and communication of development.

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