Mathematics of life and death: How disease models shape national shutdowns and other pandemic policies

Mathematics of life and death: How disease models shape national shutdowns and other pandemic policies

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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/mathematics-life-and-death-how-disease-models-shape-national-shutdowns-and-other

Dutch models of COVID-19 are designed to help prevent overloading of hospitals and the need to transfer patients.

Jacco Wallinga’s computer simulations are about to face a high-stakes reality check. Wallinga is a mathematician and the chief epidemic modeler at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), which is advising the Dutch government on what actions, such as closing schools and businesses, will help control the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.