ABM, COVID-19, Papers

Article on COVID-19 spread in Brazilian favelas

Eric Araújo

A new article was published on how the new coronavirus spreads in a socioeconomic inequality context in Brazil. The work was a partnership between LNCC, UFLA, UnB and researchers from the Brazilian Army.

An Agent-based Model was created and census data was used to insert real information about the population and its relevant characteristics for the simulation. Results have shown that the number of people living in the same house and the sanitary conditions play an important role on how the virus spreads especially in a poor environment.

The article can be found in here (in English only).