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Safe Blues: The case for virtual safe virus spread in the long-term fight against epidemics

Raj Dandekar, Shane G. Henderson, Hermanus M. Jansen, Joshua McDonald, Sarat Moka, Yoni Nazarathy, Christopher Rackauckas, Peter G. Taylor, Aapeli Vuorinen
2021 Patterns  
the Safe Blues strands and the progress of the actual epidemic.  ...  Following initial exploration via simulation experiments, we are now preparing for a university-wide experiment of Safe Blues.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank additional members of the Safe Blues team for fruitful discussion and preparations toward the campus experiment.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.patter.2021.100220 pmid:33748797 pmcid:PMC7961183 fatcat:dj6ajxhmnzf73gvloi5bmkhaii

Emulation of epidemics via Bluetooth-based virtual safe virus spread: experimental setup, software, and data [article]

Azam Asanjarani, Aminath Shausan, Keng Chew, Thomas Graham, Kirsty R. Short, Yoni Nazarathy, Shane G. Henderson, Hermanus M. Jansen, Peter G. Taylor, Aapeli Vuorinen, Yuvraj Yadav, Ilze Ziedins
2022 medRxiv   pre-print
The app spreads multiple virtual safe virus strands via Bluetooth depending on the social and physical proximity of the subjects.  ...  Our experiment involves the voluntary use of the Safe Blues Android app by participants at The University of Auckland (UoA) City Campus in New Zealand.  ...  The Safe Blues project is one such idea, where virtual safe virus-like tokens are spread between cellular phones in an attempt to mimic biological virus spread for purposes of measurement and analysis,  ... 
doi:10.1101/2022.03.31.22273262 fatcat:azgtznxkwvfzjesdb3s3mpuvhu

COVID-19 crisis, safe reopening of simulation centres and the new normal: food for thought

Pier Luigi Ingrassia, Giorgio Capogna, Cristina Diaz-Navarro, Demian Szyld, Stefania Tomola, Esther Leon-Castelao
2020 Advances in Simulation  
In particular, the delivery of training activities will benefit of adequate safety measures implemented for all individuals involved.This paper discusses how to safely reopen SF in the post-lockdown phase  ...  Governments took the extraordinary step of locking down their own countries to curb the spread of the coronavirus.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank Roxane Gardner MD, MPH, MSHPED, DSc for reading and editing the manuscript. The authors acknowledge Simone Carzaniga for preparing the room sketches.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41077-020-00131-3 pmid:32690997 pmcid:PMC7363498 fatcat:ftucvo2ufref5mse4ubcbctx5u

Road Safety from the Perspective of European Union

2021 International Conference Safe and Secure Society  
It is mainly non-repayable financial assistance in the form of subsidies on the basis of an application, in our area it will be mainly for the purposes of: − It is typical for the functioning of subsidies  ...  Transfers for general utility services and public benefit purposes are provided from the budget chapter of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic.  ...  Although assessments for 2020 predicted a decline in fatal road accidents, the circumstances brought about by the fight against corona virus were expected to have a greater impact on this decline (Frej  ... 
doi:10.36682/icsss_2021_5 fatcat:zya2p2j3uvepndomvdsp4zyoni

Virtual reality and massive multiplayer online role-playing games as possible prophylaxis mathematical model: focus on COVID-19 spreading

Luca Fiorillo, Marco Cicciù, Rosa De Stefano, Salvatore Bocchieri, Alan Scott Herford, Maria Fazio, Gabriele Cervino
2020 Epidemiologic Methods  
AbstractThe digital field certainly provides a lot of information in the medical field, it is possible, in a computerized way, also to simulate epidemics, and the spread of these.  ...  There have been events in the past, in some simulation games, which are currently being studied, as they could provide important clues for the resolution of epidemics such as the one from COVID-19.  ...  The critical aspect would be the maintenance of containment measures for a long time, due to the risk of reintroduction of cases in areas with staggered trends.  ... 
doi:10.1515/em-2020-0003 fatcat:sbm3nn5uuverpjp5vzg7i5trma

Big Data Analytics in the Fight against Major Public Health Incidents (Including COVID-19): A Conceptual Framework

Qiong Jia, Yue Guo, Guanlin Wang, Stuart J. Barnes
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Although there are many reports and studies examining how to use big data for epidemic prevention, there is still a lack of an effective review and framework of the application of big data in the fight  ...  The challenges and suggestions with respect to applying big data for fighting COVID-19 are also discussed.  ...  Fighting against COVID-19 has become a long-term topic for the whole world, which is also transforming the situations of economies, politics, and societies.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17176161 pmid:32854265 pmcid:PMC7503476 fatcat:lllqmvmvjnhibe2akp7x3qqqny


2021 Zenodo  
All the views expressed in the paper are based on recent reported incidents and cases pending and decided by the court.  ...  Mainly, It calls upon developing countries to provide for safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all. 2020-21 has been a testing time for the world where an infectious  ...  beset the country for long.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5655766 fatcat:aumozm5juff5fcogqddsuhpfxi

Integrating Digital Technologies and Public Health to Fight Covid-19 Pandemic: Key Technologies, Applications, Challenges and Outlook of Digital Healthcare

Qiang Wang, Min Su, Min Zhang, Rongrong Li
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Applications cases show that these technologies play an irreplaceable role in controlling the spread of the COVID-19.  ...  Third, application cases of China, EU and U.S using digital technologies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic were collected and analyzed.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18116053 fatcat:pa23aay2sneznddobzqrxyudea

The Role of Herd Immunity in Control of Contagious Diseases

Janki Vyas, Apeksha Kadam, Rajshree Mashru
2020 Zenodo  
an infectious disease and can measure protection for individuals who are not immune to the infection .The Basic Reproduction number (R0) is an important term which helps calculation to calculate the capability  ...  High uptake and more effective the vaccine is more are the chances of success to eradicate infectious diseases like in the case of smallpox and polio.  ...  The next time your body meets that bacteria or virus, it's ready to fight it off. This is what stopped polio in the United States.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3982309 fatcat:zv4jgzluurfzxlvyacmxa3wx2y

Lessons learned from 2001–2021 – from the bioterrorism to the pandemic era

Aleksander Michalski, Józef Knap, Agata Bielawska-Drózd, Michał Batoszcze
2022 Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine  
The scope and importance of international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic is assessed.  ...  Attention has been paid to the implications of controlling the proliferation of biological weapons and the issues of international cooperation in the fight against bioterrorism and the COVD-19 pandemic  ...  Diagnosis -especially rapid diagnosis -is a very important part of the fight against any epidemic [55] .  ... 
doi:10.26444/aaem/146604 pmid:35352899 fatcat:lv452l6gbngire4lciiuv5ei4i

Robotics and Intelligent Systems Against a Pandemic

Alaa Khamis, Jun Meng, Jin Wang, Ahmad Taher Azar, Edson Prestes, Howard Li, Ibrahim A. Hameed, Árpád Takács, Imre J. Rudas, Tamás Haidegger
2021 Acta Polytechnica Hungarica  
Intelligent systems and robotics particularly are helping the fight against COVID-19 several ways.  ...  The outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its disease COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for humanity.  ...  Haidegger's work is partially supported by the ELKH SZTAKI -OE Cyber-Medical System Development project. T. Haidegger is supported through the  ... 
doi:10.12700/aph.18.5.2021.5.3 fatcat:uxgvozsxsrf65dz3l3nmunek24

Emerging Public Health Paradigms in Relation to COVID-19: A review

2021 Black sea journal of health science  
The new coronavirus is a pandemic that emerged in Wuhan, China as case of unidentified etiology.  ...  Global pandemics in the time past saw the emergence of debilitating diseases such as Bubonic Plague, Small Pox, Spanish flu, Hong Kong flu, H7N9, SARS, Zika virus, Ebola virus, H1N1 influenza virus and  ...  The report revealed high % CFR for cases and death in Wuhan compared to China as a country. This made Wuhan epicenter for the spread of new corona virus in the period overview.  ... 
doi:10.19127/bshealthscience.843019 fatcat:hbvfqitalfcythxdxryhqsjzji

A Survey of Requirements for COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies. Part I: Newspaper Clips [article]

Wojciech Jamroga, David Mestel, Peter B. Roenne, Peter Y. A. Ryan, Marjan Skrobot
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Across the world, countries have applied various mitigation strategies for the epidemic, based on social, political, and technological instruments.  ...  The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced virtually all aspects of our lives.  ...  can be useful in fighting the epidemic.  ... 
arXiv:2011.07887v3 fatcat:iqlkqgzsujhrrnczlcg6cswx2u

The Syndemic of AIDS and STDS among MSM

Dale O'Leary
2014 The Linacre Quarterly  
In the more than three decades since the beginning of the HIV/ AIDS epidemic, there have been substantial advances in testing and treatment, yet the infection rate among MSM, and particularly young MSM  ...  The spread of HIV and other STDs among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been labeled a syndemic because in this population a number of different and interrelated health problems have come together and  ...  (Halkitis et al. 2008) In the 1990s the revolt against safe-sex education took the form of open advocacy for "barebacking"-unprotected AI.  ... 
doi:10.1179/2050854913y.0000000015 pmid:24899736 pmcid:PMC4034619 fatcat:zvb7hhatmnakrjjqo23snirpae

COVID-19 Diagnostics, Tools, and Prevention

Mayar Allam, Shuangyi Cai, Shambavi Ganesh, Mythreye Venkatesan, Saurabh Doodhwala, Zexing Song, Thomas Hu, Aditi Kumar, Jeremy Heit, COVID-nineteen Study Group, Ahmet F. Coskun
2020 Diagnostics  
The emerging virus, SARS-CoV-2, causes coughing, fever, muscle ache, and shortness of breath or dyspnea in symptomatic patients.  ...  This review focuses on the recent trends in pandemic biology, diagnostics methods, prevention tools, and policies for COVID-19 management.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/diagnostics10060409 pmid:32560091 pmcid:PMC7344926 fatcat:x4ly45qexzdpfaq76lswf447ca
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