Viruses and bacteria that cause disease seem to be a larger part of our lives these days. Measles, COVID-19, avian flu, and other diseases seem to always have us asking... how do we avoid catching it? How can we help stop the spread? With COVID-19, masks and distancing have been very important in slowing the spread of the disease. But is this the case in all pandemic situations? We also know how important vaccines are in helping to keep people safe from a variety of virus. But how much do they matter in the bigger picture?
Now, you can answer these questions and more by playing out as many simulations as you want to learn how population size, masking, distancing, and vaccinating can help slow the spread of measles, influenza, COVID-19, and polio with Give It A Shot.
For basic instructions before you get started, check out our Quick Start video for our similar game, COVID SIM:
Dr. Biology. (2022, June 28). Give It A Shot. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 27, 2023 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/give-it-a-shot
Dr. Biology. "Give It A Shot". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 28 June, 2022. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/give-it-a-shot
Dr. Biology. "Give It A Shot". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 28 Jun 2022. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 27 Mar 2023. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/give-it-a-shot
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