We hear the phrase "flatten the curve" a lot, but what does that really mean? The goal of this project is to educate others on the "curve" in question using a mathematical model commonly used in epidemiology. A clear understanding and visualization of the issue will help individuals understand why they should take the protective measures (e.g. self isolating).
What it does
It keeps the public informed on key points to stay safe during this tough time:
- the application is decentralized (does not require third party sign in) making it secure and protective of your privacy
- demonstrates the curve that the media is talking about and the reasoning for flattening it
- encourages key preventative methods anyone can take to slow the spread of the virus
- is a fun little activity for those who are quarantined at home
Challenges I ran into
What I learned
The site could include an interactive graph that users can play around with and create their own models. There are also many other insightful videos on mathematical interpretations of the Covid-19 virus that could be explored as well.