The rapid spread of coronavirus globally is very troubling on many levels. However, we have technology available today we have not had in previous outbreaks such as this. One of the more interesting and useful is the rapid genetic sequencing of the mutations of this virus. Making this data available open source is already helping different groups around the world manage the outbreaks. Hopefully, this will help to lesson some of the panic and fear, as the more data you have to understand what is actually happening on the ground, the better local communities can prepare. Viruses like this mutate very rapidly and we need a way to track this information and doing it so quickly and in this open source way is unprecedented. With all the division in the world today, it is very uplifting to read about these global efforts to coordinate and use these advanced technologies for the well being of all. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615317/gene-sleuths-are-tracking-the-coronavirus-outbreak-as-it-happens/?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=+the_download.unpaid.engagement
New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is a research institute in Cambridge Massachusetts that specializes in the study of non-linear complex systems. With a situation as serious and as complicated to study as Coronavirus, it is more essential than ever that we use the right tools and approach to both study and offer real time solutions to manage this situation globally. There is really no other process that could possibly offer the same predictive power and utility as one that is modeled after complex adaptive systems and non-linear complex systems.
There are all sorts of useful and relevant pieces of information on their website concerning their ongoing work and collaborations regarding Coronavirus. https://necsi.edu/corona-virus-pandemic