Tag Archives: COVID-19

Sweden

Everyone is watching Sweden where the chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has resisted lockdown. Cafes, schools and restaurants have all remained open throughout. Their policy of voluntary social distancing measures while protecting the elderly seems to be working. I ran Ferguson’s … Continue reading

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Did the UK lockdown too late ?

I have been running¬† the Imperial College Covid-19 model for different scenarios. The published¬† parameter files (on GITHUB) use an R0 value of 3.0 with an IFR of ~1%, higher than that published in February (2.4). This predicts a total … Continue reading

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Covid-19 model scenarios for UK

Social distancing slows down the spread of Covid-19 by reducing the reproduction factor . If is reduced below 1,¬† then the number of cases and deaths will begin to fall, but how effective is this strategy long term and how … Continue reading

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