EUI Data Portal

While we will continue to update this page with news items the blog format is not the most convenient for finding data. All the data on these pages can now be found in a more organized form in the EUI Data Portal a long-term project designed to make available covid-19 related data for social science researchers.

Plasma Shot and Market Design – proposed scheme now in practice

A promising new quasi-vaccine technology is to use anti-bodies from recovering covid-19 patients to provide vaccine-like protection. This technology is entering clinical trials. Effective supply is quite limited due to the need to acquire plasma from recovering patients: how to increase availabitity of COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) and how best to allocate it is studied by Scott Kominers, Parag Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez, and Utku Ünver. This research is a fusion of medical science and social science and illustrates the benefits of collaboration.

The researchers’ proposed incentive based scheme to increase access to CCP therapy has had remarkable impact latey, as the US-based Covid Plasma Initiave decided to adopt the scheme.

US Foot traffic data available

SafeGraph had made its aggregated foot traffic data available for free to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Data includes foot traffic on every commercial place in the U.S. and Canada and also foot traffic within census block groups. You can access the data by filling out a form here.