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Social Distancing Visualizations

Simulations or simple visualizations that illustrate the impact social distancing has to slow the spread of social distancing.

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The best message I've seen are simulations that illustrate the impact of social distancing on flattening the curve & ensuring our healthcare system is not overwhelmed. I've seen this in news articles and blog posts. This information is useful because it describes the assumptions/details used to build the simulation, explaining to the reader that there are many asymptomatic carriers that spread the disease when they are not sick, and that once recovered, patients will not spread the disease to others.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Increased effort in social distancing.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Email

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth
  • SMS Alerts
  • Employer

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

How are our healthcare facilities doing with the influx of patients today? How can we support them?

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Asymptomatic carriers - everyone should know that even if they are not sick, they need to practice social distancing.

What is your current profession?

Scientist & Engineer

In what city are you located?

Oakland, CA

In what country are you located?

USA

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