News on COVID-19

Follow how the NeEDS participants tackle current data challenges in the fight against COVID-19:

Geographica, now known as Carto, is using spatial data through mobile & web applications like AsistenciaCovid19 to beat the Coronavirus faster. The official self diagnosis and COVID-19 information app launched by the community of Madrid has been made available by the Spanish Government in five additional communities of Spain: Asturias, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, and Extremadura.

Héctor García, Founder of Geographica, also spoke at the online conference on how AI and Big Data can help in the COVID-19 crisis, April 9th, 2020 (in Spanish).

Danmark Statistik is using location data when fighting Covid-19 without infringing on privacy.

Statistics Netherlands is keeping everyone updated on the social impacts of COVID-19 with interesting statistics on employment, crime development, home offices and many more.

The Mathematical Institute at Universidad de Sevilla (IMUS) is studying the early detection of the most severe COVID-19 cases and aims to work on mathematical models that can help predict the evolution of the disease and its impact on health resources (in Spanish).

Emilio Carrizosa from Universidad de Sevilla talks about the critical quality of the available COVID-19 data on Spanish News Channel Canal Sur (in Spanish).

Our NeEDS secondees Cristina Molero del RíoSandra Benítez-Peña and Remedios Sillero Denamiel are currently contributing to a research group that is particularly focused on the seven-days-ahead prediction of the number of hospitalized patients as well as ICU patients in Andalusia. Together with their colleagues at IMUS, they have recently published a manuscript on “Short-Term Predictions of the Evolution of COVID-19 in Andalusia. An Ensemble Method”. You can read more information on ResearchGate and watch the presentation (in Spanish) of their results in the recent online event of Matemáticas de la COVID (Min 33:24).

Tesco has promptly and succesfully adapted to the new demands forced onto retailers thanks to their remote working tools and supply systems readied for an emergency. Read more about it in The Guardian.

Project Coordinator, Dolores Romero Morales, has given an insightful interview to the CBS‘ news magazine CBS WIRE on how our NeEDS members are contributing to building a ‘predictor’ to foresee health-related effects of Covid-19.