How open-source software is tackling COVID-19 coronavirus


In Linux and open-source circles, we’re fond of saying we’ve changed the world. And, well, we have changed the world. But, now, we, along with everyone else, face a new challenge: COVID-19. Here are some of the open-source projects taking on the coronavirus.

One of the biggest problems we face is how to plan and deal with the sheer number of patients that our hospitals will shortly have coming their way. This project, from the Predictive Healthcare team at Penn Medicine, is a tool that leverages SIR modeling, an epidemiological model, which computes the theoretical number of people infected with a contagious illness in a closed population over time, can help hospitals deal with capacity planning.

[Source: ZDNet]