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## WHAT IS IT?
This is a model that shows how the speed of spread of a virus changes according to the amount of immobile population and how it contributes to what has been colloquially called "flattening the curve."
## HOW IT WORKS
There is a healthy population (green circles), of which a percentage does not move emulating the "stay at home" restriction and the rest moves randomly. A person in the mobile population is sick (red circle) with a virus that infects when it comes into contact with healthy people. These newly infected people in turn infect other healthy people.
## HOW TO USE IT
1) Assign total population amount in the "population" slider.
## THINGS TO NOTICE
Observe in the plot if at any time the number of sick population exceeds the number of available beds, which is an undesired scenario.
Observe how the curve "flattens" as the percentage of fixed people increases.
## THINGS TO TRY
Try with different percentages of fixed people and compare the outputs of the amount of sick population.
## CREDITS AND REFERENCES
This model was inspired by the Washington Post article titled Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” by Harry Stevens (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/)
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