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  • SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 continues to remain a major concern.
  • Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) are currently the main method of control.
  • Hopefully soon vaccines will be available and help to reduce the future impact of COVID.
  • Simulation modeling can be a useful tool to make forecasts and evaluate the impact of different interventions.

Simulation modeling areas

Source: NOAA

Source: NOAA

  • Weather forecasting.
  • Simulations of man-made, engineered system.
  • Predicting the economy.
  • Infectious disease transmission.

Simulation modeling overview

  • Build a model that simulates the process of disease transmission.
  • Include any details that are relevant for the question, omit everything else.

Simulation modeling uses - Understanding

Simulation modeling uses - Forecasting