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Optimal Lockdown for Pandemic Control

  title={Optimal Lockdown for Pandemic Control},
  author={Qianqian Ma and Yangyang Liu and Alexander Olshevsky},
As a common strategy of contagious disease containment, lockdown will inevitably weaken the economy. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic underscores the trade-off arising from public health and economic cost. An optimal lockdown policy to resolve this trade-off is highly desired. Here we propose a mathematical framework of pandemic control through an optimal non-uniform lockdown, where our goal is to reduce the economic activity as little as possible while decreasing the number of infected… 

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