01-12-2023 | Original Article
Policy analysis and data mining tools for controlling COVID-19 policies
Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
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Much research has been done on the efficacy of vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic, but the claims have not yet been realized in the real world. This paper proposes three COVID-19 policy outcome analysis tools such as jpscore for scoring and revealing the best prefecture policy in Japan, scorecovid for scoring and revealing the best country policy in the world, and finally hiscovid for visualizing and identifying when policymakers made mistakes in time-series scores. Poorly scored countries or prefectures can learn good strategies from the best country or prefecture with excellent scores. Three tools are based on a single metric dividing the number of COVID-19 deaths by the population in millions. Three tools suggest us that the sustainable mandatory test-isolation strategy should be adopted in the world for mitigating the pandemic. This paper also addresses what is lacking in Japan for scientific evidence-based research for mitigating the pandemic. Visualization tools and sorted and time-series scores of policy outcomes help policymakers make the right decisions.