How the "Clusterbuster" Shiny App Helps Hundreds of Doctors and Epidemiologists Battle COVID-19 in the Netherlands

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.rstudio.com/blog/how-the-clusterbuster-shiny-app-helps-battle-covid-19-in-the-netherlands


As 2020 closed, Eveline Geubbels, former COVID-19 Surveillance Coordinator at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), faced an important question: How can we help the public health doctors and epidemiologists that work within the 25 Dutch regional health services gain insight into clusters of COVID-19 cases?
Now ten months into 2021, RIVM has an answer. For the past seven months, a Shiny web application called the Clusterbuster has been providing valuable information to hundreds of doctors and epidemiologists on the facts and figures surrounding COVID-19 on a daily basis.