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Dirk  @ re:publica 22

Dirk @ re:publica 22

Dirk speaks at re:publica 22 about complexity, anti-disciplinary sciences, aphids that grow wings when infected with a virus, swarms, seeing the forest for the trees, synchronization and networks (the talk is in German)

New preprint: Estimating the distribution of COVID-19-susceptible, -recovered, and -vaccinated individuals in Germany up to April 2022

New preprint: Estimating the distribution of COVID-19-susceptible, -recovered, and -vaccinated individuals in Germany up to April 2022

The preprint is available here: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.04.19.22274030v1.

New preprint: Evidence for positive long- and short-term effects of vaccinations against COVID-19 in wearable sensor metrics -- Insights from the German Corona Data Donation Project

New preprint: Evidence for positive long- and short-term effects of vaccinations against COVID-19 in wearable sensor metrics – Insights from the German Corona Data Donation Project

In this paper we use physiological data collected in the German Data Donation Project (Datenspende) to investigate the differential impact of vaccination on the effect that a COVID-19 infection has on resting heart rate, physical activity and sleep.

Omicron Modellierung

Omicron Modellierung

Zusammenfassung Wir modellieren mögliche Verläufe einer durch die SARS-CoV-2 “variant of concern” (VOC) B.1.1.529 (“Omikron”) verursachten Infektionswelle in Deutschland unter Berücksichtigung verschiedener Parameterschätzungen, kalibriert am Wachstumsverhalten von Omikronfällen und Fällen der im Dezember noch vorherrschenden VOC **B.

New preprint out: Germany’s current COVID-19 crisis is mainly driven by the unvaccinated

New preprint out: Germany’s current COVID-19 crisis is mainly driven by the unvaccinated

In this paper we use a recently developed approach (the contribution matrix method) in combination with epidemiological data to estimate the contribution of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations to the current COVID-19 effective reproduction number R in Germany.

New paper out: Finding disease outbreak locations from human mobility data

New paper out: Finding disease outbreak locations from human mobility data

In this paper we investated how much information on individual mobility patterns is required to reconstruct the origin of an outbreak from spatially distributed cases. It turns out: not so much.

New Monitor: Contact patterns during the Pandemic

New Monitor: Contact patterns during the Pandemic

In addition to mobility, we now show the average contacts in the population over time—with equally important insights into the course of the pandemic. The mobility of people gives us an important overview of the pandemic, but it is actually the contacts between people that are instrumental in the infection dynamics: Transmissions occur when people meet.

Dirk's book is out

Dirk’s book is out

Finally, “Im Wald vor lauter Bäumen - unsere komplexe Welt besser verstehen” is now out and available. This popular scientific book explains the science of Complexity, how it works, what anti-disciplinary science looks like and what benefits are gained by connecting different phenomena observed in traditionally distant scientific disciplines.

COVID-19 Publications

Most recent papers / preprints / documents / statements

German COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (COSMO)-Welle 11 (12.05.2020)
PsychArchives
Risk perceptions down at pre-lockdown level, acceptance of measures related to worries aboutindividual economic situationRisk perceptions are still …
German COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (COSMO)-Welle 11 (12.05.2020)
Coronavirus-Pandemie--Die Krise nachhaltig überwinden
Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
Die Ausbreitung des SARS-CoV-2-Virus hat inzwischen auf alle Bereiche unserer Gesellschaft massive Auswirkungen. Angesichts der daraus resultierenden …
Coronavirus-Pandemie--Die Krise nachhaltig überwinden
German COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (COSMO)-Welle 9 (28.04.2020)
PsychArchives
Mobility increases as risk perception decreases, perceptions of a second wave, exit strategies, vaccinationsRisk perception, fears and concerns …
German COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (COSMO)-Welle 9 (28.04.2020)

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