MODELING COVID-19 SPREAD
To compose a balanced and objective picture of key data, sentiment analysis, future projections and breaking news. Our project is specifically designed to facilitate confident, informed day-to-day decision making to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our vision is to create a platform that the world can use to manage future crises.
We analyze data to find answers to the most basic and important COVID-19 questions, we display the data simply and we provide context with journalism.
Deploy easy-to-navigate charts, interactive maps, motion graphics, and online visualization tools.
Audio and video features capture and analyze the voices and sentiments of real people around the world, uncover trends that we can all relate to.
The Covid Compass applies advanced analytics to existing research in unique to create models that unlock groundbreaking trends.
STORIES BEHIND THE DATA
The data will spark a global conversation around the value of preparedness and swift action across geographies, culture, and history.
NEARLY 8 MILLION LIVES SPARED BY SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES.
New data documents how social distance measures are relieving stress on hospitals. Social distance flattened the curve of confirmed COVID-19 cases and spared 7.9 million lives worldwide, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by data researchers in Saudi Arabia as part of the Covid Compass global initiative. The confinement orders also dramatically reduced the stress on hospitals in five American states where accurate data were available.
ABOUT THE DATA
KAUST scientists are delivering advanced, validated models that provide a number of important metrics, supported by reliable data sources and a data mining effort, helping assess future impacts and pressures on the health system, and helping inform strategies to reactivate human mobility, and tracking. In addition, KAUST AI scientists are tracking, using mass assessment of social media contents, the sentiments of citizens across the world and their reactions to the epidemics, government decisions and the impacts on the economy.
A PROVEN MODEL
Covid Compass is built on Circle of Blue’s award-winning model that received the Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Innovation Award for uniquely combining data, journalism, science, communications design, and convening for cumulative knowledge and rapid course correction.