Imperial’s coronavirus outbreak tool has been updated to project the impact of vaccine programmes in all countries.
The tool, developed by the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team in collaboration with AquAffirm, has been updated so healthcare services and policymakers around the world can plan their vaccine programmes under different scenarios.
Inform government policy
Covidsim allows the user to project the prevalence of infections each day and the expected number of people requiring hospitalisation and critical care facilities. The relative benefits of different scenarios can be compared with metrics including health system capacity (maximum number of beds and critical care beds needed compared to those available), the peak of the epidemic, and the total projected deaths. This allows countries to plan for surges in healthcare demand and evaluate different trajectories. The tool is closely aligned with the methodology currently used to…
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