MOOD Science Webinar on COVID-19 Scatterplots
As part of the EU Horizon 2020 MOOD project (MOnitoring Outbreaks for Disease surveillance in a data science context), mundialis was invited to speak at the MOOD Science Webinar in February.
The MOOD project aims to develop innovative tools and services for the early detection, assessment, and monitoring of current and future infectious disease threats across Europe in the context of continuous global, environmental, and climatic change.
Against this background, MOOD hosts a monthly series of Science Webinars where (research) work on disease surveillance and modelling in data science, the impact of global warming on disease outbreaks, and the building of one-health systems across Europe and the world is discussed.
In the webinar, mundialis presented a newly developed application showing graphs for COVID-19 “status” in Germany. The graphs are based on the official COVID-19 statistics of the Robert Koch Institute. They use data on 7-day incidences and the change in new cases in different regions in Germany and compare them graphically.
The graph (above) shows the position of the German federal states in relation to the national averages. The horizontal axis shows the 7-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants and the vertical axis shows the percentage change of weekly new cases over the last week. The intersection of the quadrants shows the average values at the national level.
The plots are available for Germany and for the individual federal states of Germany with the respective counties. They are updated daily so that changes over time become visible. All plots and a detailed explanation can be found at https://apps.mundialis.de/mood/covid19plots/.
In the webinar both the background and the development of the scatterplots as well as the interpretation, challenges and an outlook were presented. The recorded presentation of the webinar, including also an interview, is available on the TIB AV portal. It gives a good overview of the graphs and the respective application.
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