Journal article

Modelling insights into the COVID-19 pandemic

Michael T Meehan, Diana P Rojas, Adeshina Adekunle, Oyelola A Adegboye, Jamie M Caldwell, Evelyn Turek, Bridget M Williams, Ben J Marais, James M Trauer, Emma S McBryde

Paediatric Respiratory Reviews | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a newly emerged infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11th March, 2020. Response to this ongoing pandemic requires extensive collaboration across the scientific community in an attempt to contain its impact and limit further transmission. Mathematical modelling has been at the forefront of these response efforts by: (1) providing initial estimates of the SARS-CoV-2 reproduction rate, R0 (of approximately 2-3); (2) updating these estimates following the implementation of various interventions (with significantly reduced, often sub-crit..

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