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neil_ferguson
I’m conscious that lots of people would like to see and run the pandemic simulation code we are using to model control measures against COVID-19. To explain the background - I wrote the code (thousands of lines of undocumented C) 13+ years ago to model flu pandemics...
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neil_ferguson Mar 22
Replying to @Microsoft @github and 2 others
I am happy to say that and are working with and to document, refactor and extend the code to allow others to use without the multiple days training it would currently require (and which we don’t have time to give)...
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neil_ferguson Mar 22
Replying to @neil_ferguson
They are also working with us to develop a web-based front end to allow public health policy makers from around the world to make use of the model in planning. We hope to make v1 releases of both the source and front end in the next 7-10 days...
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neil_ferguson Mar 22
Replying to @neil_ferguson
That timescale reflects the balancing of those priorities with the multitude of other urgent policy-relevant COVID-19 questions we are addressing....
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neil_ferguson Mar 22
Replying to @neil_ferguson
As well as the partners listed above, I would also like to thank all the other individuals and orgs who have offered to help. It is appreciated, but we only have limited bandwidth to manage such partnerships right now. We hope to bring more partners on board over time.
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neil_ferguson Mar 22
Replying to @neil_ferguson
Still getting used to personal sharing online! I am doing better thx - gone from flu like symptoms with fever and more 3 days ago to something which feels more like a bad head cold today. Still tired and snuffly but fingers crossed past the worst. Thx++ for all you good wishes.
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Ted Suzman Mar 22
Replying to @neil_ferguson
Thank you for making this more available! How are you feeling?
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Richie Richard Mar 22
Yes how are you feeling? Please update us. We're concerned about you.
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Bruno Mar 22
Replying to @neil_ferguson
How are you?
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Dr Duncan Robertson Mar 22
Replying to @neil_ferguson
Oh, and Charley Says Social Distancing Here's a video I made about "Treat everyone else as if they’re about to catch fire... and you’re a lit match."
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