What is it about?
Based on a mathematical model of social network, we simulated the dynamics of infection spreading. As a result, we obtained an important law for everyone who do not like to be a trigger of pandemics. That is, if you come close to a larger number of strangers than of those in your community (partners of daily contacts), you may trigger the pandemics in your country.
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Why is it important?
This paper proposes a lifestyle "Stay with your community" as a guideline for everyone living. It means we do not have to "stay home" but keep in touch with ones we meet often in daily life, in order to protect the extreme expansion of infections in the society. However, we should reduce the risk to come in touch closely and long enough for infection with people whom we do not meet usually. After publication, this guideline has been shown to be practical i.e., can be executed by creating one's own way to follow or the way to live in a local region by reflecting the regional features and cultures.
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This page is a summary of: Stay with your community: Bridges between clusters trigger expansion of COVID-19, PLoS ONE, December 2020, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242766.
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Yukio Ohsawa in the COVID-19 AI Simulation Project, Powered by Cabinet Secretariat
The COVID-19 AI Simulation Project explores the potential use of technology to balance economic activities with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Researchers here collect and analyze data on the early detection of the spread of infection using AI and other technologies, conduct simulations, develop new technologies that contribute to infection prevention measures, and verify the results for social implementation. The author of this paper worked as a member of this project.
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