Development and validation of the public-facing SimAEN web application
August 1, 2022
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Report ACTA-6
During a pandemic such as COVID-19, non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) can help protect public health; however, it is not always clear which actions will have the greatest positive impact, or what the trade-offs are between different options. Exposure Notification (EN) was introduced as a prevention measure during the COVID-19 pandemic to supplement traditional contact tracing activities. To predict the estimated impacts of EN, a model for "simulation of automated exposure notification" (SimAEN) was developed by researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) with CDC funding . The model was published through an accessible web interface, available for use by the general public at https://SimAEN.philab.cdc.gov/.