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CovidVisualized: Visualized compilation of international updated models’ estimates of COVID-19 pandemic at global and country levels Pourmalek, Farshad


Objectives To identify international and periodically updated models of the COVID-19 epidemic, compile and visualize their estimation results at the global, regional, and country levels, and periodically update the compilations. This compilation can serve as an early warning mechanism for countries about future surges in cases and deaths. When one or more models predict an increase in daily cases or infections and deaths in the next one to three months, technical advisors to the national and subnational decision-makers can consider this early alarm for assessment and suggestion of augmentation of preventive measures and interventions. Data description Five international and periodically updated models of the COVID-19 pandemic were identified, created by: (1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, (2) Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, (3) Imperial College, London, (4) Los Alamos National Laboratories, Los Alamos, and (5) University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Estimates of these five identified models were gathered, combined, and graphed at global and two country levels. Canada and Iran were chosen as countries with and without subnational estimates, respectively. Compilations of results are periodically updated. Three Github repositories were created that contain the codes and results, i.e., “CovidVisualizedGlobal” for the global and regional levels, “CovidVisualizedCountry” for a country with subnational estimates–Canada, and “covir2” for a country without subnational estimates–Iran.

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