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Age-structured impact of social distancing on the COVID-19 epidemic in India

  title={Age-structured impact of social distancing on the COVID-19 epidemic in India},
  author={R. Singh and R. Adhikari},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  • R. Singh, R. Adhikari
  • Published 2020
  • Psychology, Biology, Physics
  • arXiv: Populations and Evolution
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the WHO. The structures of social contact critically determine the spread of the infection and, in the absence of vaccines, the control of these structures through large-scale social distancing measures appears to be the most effective means of mitigation. Here we use an age-structured SIR model with social contact matrices obtained from surveys and Bayesian imputation to study the progress of the COVID-19 epidemic… Expand

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