Congresos y reuniones científicas
Soporte de decisiones frente al COVID-19: reporte de una experiencia interdisciplinaria
Congreso; Reunión anual de la Asociacion Argentina de Astronomia; 2020
/ The COVID-19 pandemic produced unprecedented changes in our society, leading to the need of toolsfor the prompt response to the problems linked to its spread. During the early months of 2020, many scientistsadapted their activities and committed to the study and analysis of COVID-19 data. These initiatives producedtools to help at alleviating the effects of the pandemic. Here we describe the experience of an interdisciplinarygroup on the development of data oriented decision support tools. These tools were offered and partially used toanalyse the spread of the virus in Argentina. Through diverse approaches and working remotely, we producedtools for loading and maintaining epidemiologic data. In these tasks we applied data science, informatics andadministration methodologies. We aimed at validating the information made public by the health authorities.Thus, we designed and offered an agile and safe resource for data ingestion to the health system. We alsoimplemented and analysed epidemic models, which were adapted to propose alternative scenarios. The modelsare open and accompanied with interactive visualisation tools. Finally, we discuss the role of science in appliedproblems of general interest.