In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted epidemiological models, especially compartmental models, to support insight generation and decision-making. The use of epidemiological models is not new, however many new communities are being introduced to their utility, and their potential. While there is an abundance of data, and several dashboard examples to present their insights, there are still very few mechanisms which are being used to leverage available data with models.
In Dan Brown's bestselling thriller, Inferno, world-renowned art historian Robert Langdon raced across southern Europe, trying to prevent the spread of a highly infectious novel virus that threatens to circle the globe in less than a week.
In 2020 not far from the filming locations, Italy became one of the worst affected places by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.