Bringing Greater Precision
to the COVID-19 Response

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic calls for precision - understanding who is most vulnerable and why, where the disease is spreading fastest, and how interventions like social distancing are working. This website offers a toolkit of large-scale datasets and actionable analysis for government officials, policymakers, and citizens from the national level to the hyper-local.

Africa CCVI
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Africa CCVI

An index that assesses health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19 in Africa

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Mapping vulnerability through the Covid-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI)

An index that captures how vulnerable different communities are in their ability to mitigate and respond to the pandemic, using a simple composite metric. This page gives you a rapid overview of CCVI scores with links to a detailed methodology and dataset with a further breakdown of vulnerability by state, county, and census tract.

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Tracking the spread of COVID-19 through the lens of community vulnerability

COVID-19 case data is layered on the CCVI analysis to track the spread of COVID-19 among communities with varying levels of vulnerability.

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Tracking social distancing over time through the lens of community vulnerability

Social distancing is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19. How is social distancing being practiced in lower versus higher vulnerability areas? How might this compound or lessen vulnerability? We used Unacast mobile phone location data to track rates of social distancing across the country, and overlaid this on the COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index map.

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Caring Enough to Tweet: Nurses’ thoughts and feelings on the COVID-19 pandemic

A machine-learning driven analysis of nurses’ tweets that reveals changes and trends in sentiments and discussions over the course of the pandemic.

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Tracking Social Distancing around the world using Google Maps

A dashboard that leverages the “Live Popularity” feature of Google Maps to identify where people are spending time outside their home in major cities across low- and middle-income countries

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Understanding why people are Social Distancing (or not)

Insights from a comprehensive, representative national survey focused on understanding the role of behavioral factors in driving social distancing behavior.

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About us


Achieving health and social impact requires bold solutions. But all too often, well-meaning programs fail because they make assumptions without a full and deep understanding of why these problems exist and persist.

At Surgo Foundation, we bring together all the tools available from behavioral science, data science, and artificial intelligence to unlock solutions that will work. Surgo Foundation is working in areas such as coronavirus, maternal health, tuberculosis, and HIV in the US and around the globe.

For more information, please contact the Covid-19 team: covid19@surgofoundation.org


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Design: Federica Fragapane. Development: Paolo Corti

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