Studenten tegen Corona

Nadat op 12 maart de eerste coronamaatregelen werden aangekondigd, nam Samuel Hartman (student Crisismanagement) contact op met zijn studiegenoot Kevin Hofman. De vraag was: hoe kunnen wij en andere studenten iets bijdragen in deze crisis? Daarvoor richtten zij Studenten tegen Corona op. Ondertussen bestaat de organisatie uit een team van 7 studenten, en zijn er […]

Key Ingredients of Exit Strategies

This blog post was written by Prof. Henk van Beijeren and details key ingredients of exit strategies. In my opinion, an exit strategy ought to consist of two parallel tracks: reducing the number of infected people by maintaining serious lockdown measures to a level where it can be controlled by testing and tracing; and developing […]

Die Groepsimmuniteit, Misschien Moeten We Daar Toch Naar Toe

This blog post was written by Prof. Jacob Wijngaard De maatschappij kraakt onder de (intelligente) lock down. We moeten daar op korte termijn mee stoppen om geen onherstelbare schade te lijden. We moeten terug naar een maatschappelijk acceptabel niveau van contacten. Acceptabel in die zin dat zowel de economie als het sociale leven weer voldoende […]

Modeling Exit Strategies: Insights from Belgium

This blog post reports on progress made in modeling exit strategies in Belgium by Dr. Bhattacharya and colleagues At this time, various governments are planning the next phases to approach the Corona crisis. The so-called exit strategies have profound implications on how society and the economy will recover while keeping risks of a rebound and […]

Crowdsourcing Ideas for Exit Strategies

On April 10 we launched Strategies versus Corona, a platform to generate, model, and evaluate different exit strategies through a massive Open Science and Citizen Science based initiative. In the first phase, we called upon citizens and scientists from all walks of life to submit ideas on how to lift the lockdown (so-called ‘exit strategies’), […]

Moving Faster and Further in Corona Research Using Open Data

When the global COVID-19 pandemic was announced, scientists and organizations worldwide responded swiftly by volunteering research time and data. Some are studying the spread of the disease, others are studying the implementation of policies, and again others are studying psychosocial factors, like the consequences of social distancing, or policy adherence. This community response is a […]