— Insight —
It was an AI that first saw COVID-19 coming but it's not going to save us. Making the best use of AI will require some big changes that a lot of people won't like.
Great explainer from the Washington Post that shows why and how to "flatten the curve" for a fictional disease called "Simulitis."
But on the other hand, the idea of "flattening the curve" has been greatly oversimplified and is impractical for COVID-19 in many places, including the U.S., the U.K. and Germany. Here's why.
— Tools and Techniques —
This interactive calculator shows possible paths of COVID-19 based on a wide variety of inputs, including things like population size, recovery time, hospitalization rate, incubation period, fatality rate, etc.
The models described in this new paper have already been informing policy-making around the world. Given the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, the authors assess the potential of two fundamental strategies: suppression and mitigation. It's a long-read but it moves fast and is a key paper that's being widely cited.
This dataset includes over 29,000 scholarly articles and is updated weekly as new research is published in peer-reviewed publications. The intention is to help researchers apply natural language processing techniques to generate novel insights in the fight against COVID-19. There's also a Kaggle Competition that's working with this dataset.
COVID-19 global data as a service. Currently serving data from John Hopkins University CSSE as a JSON API.
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— Data Viz —
Nice collection of notebooks, covering things like growth analysis, confirmed cases, mortality rates, comparisons with other diseases, etc. This is a community project that includes work by multiple authors and is updated every hour with the latest available data.
Thinking about making your chart available to the public? Read this first.
— Conferences & Events —
Metis Webinar | Exploring the Adoption of Python in the Workplace This webinar is a MUST for companies considering Python for data and analytics projects. Invite your team to learn why Python is popular in the data science community and how companies are reacting to the shift. We'll end with a live demonstration and Q&A. March 26, 12:00 pm ET.