Simulating our way out of Covid-19
Of the Coronavirus explorables, this is by far my favourite. On the one hand, it does what many of the other simulators do — gives you a curved graph that we’re all becoming very familiar with. But it takes this so much further, simulating the effects of increased hygiene, social distancing, track-and-trace, the effect of summer, and the anticipated vaccine. And it simulates the effects of these being implemented at different times — what happens if we stop lockdown, wait a while, then resume it? What happens if we lose immunity over time, like we do with the flu? These are pretty complex questions, and this explorable tries to answer them, without dumbing it down. It also gives the best picture of the future that anyone has had to offer.