Scratch Epidemic Simulator

Mitch Resnick

I put together a simple epidemic simulation using Scratch. Try modifying the code to see what happens if: 

  • Sick people recover more quickly—or more slowly 
  • There are more people in the community
  • The virus spreads probabilistically when people contact

This project was inspired, in part, by simulations in a Washington Post article, "Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to 'flatten the curve'."

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