With the domestic and international spread of the COVID-19, much attention has been given to estimating pandemic risk. We propose the use of a novel application of a well-established scientific approach, network analysis, to provide a direct visualisation (the infographics in Figures 1 and 2) of the COVID-19 pandemic risk. By showing visually the degree of connectedness between different regions based on reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, we demonstrate that network analysis provides a relatively simple yet powerful way to estimate the pandemic risk. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases.
CitationSo, M. K. P., Tiwari, A., Chu, A. M. Y., Tsang, J. T. Y., & Chan, J. N. L. (2020). Visualizing COVID-19 pandemic risk through network connectedness. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 96, 558-561. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.05.011
- Pandemic network
- Pandemic preparedness
- Risk assessment