The goal of this simulation is to show and to study effects of different actions in a pandemic crisis, when a virus jumps over from human to human, such as COVID-19. Actions include social distancing and exit lock allowing us to study their effect on infection and mortality rate.


The simulation has been created by Thomas Peschel, a close collaborator working at the University Leipzig. The source code is publicly available in GitHub.

A short description in German and a Fullscreen Shiny App version can be found here: https://tpeschel.github.io/Pandemia/.

The following window shows the application (based R Shiny).


We already provided this application to Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk to show how different actions like social distancing and exit lock result in less deaths inside and outside the medical care system.