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A COVID-19 Pandemic Simulation

Over the last two years, many of us have closely watched the rise and fall of cases of COVID-19 across the globe. We know how important masks and distancing have been in slowing the spread in some areas. We also know how important vaccines are in helping to keep people safe from the virus. But it's hard to visualize how much each of those precautions matters in the bigger picture. Now, you can play out as many simulations as you want to learn how population size, masking, distancing, and vaccinating can help slow the spread of COVID-19 with COVID SIM.

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  • Article: COVID SIM Pandemic Simulation
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: March 3, 2021
  • Date accessed: June 12, 2024
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Dr. Biology. (2021, March 03). COVID SIM Pandemic Simulation. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 12, 2024 from

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