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Optimal policies for mitigating pandemic costs

  title={Optimal policies for mitigating pandemic costs},
  author={M. Serra and S. Al-Mosleh and S. Prasath and V. Raju and S. Mantena and J. Chandra and S. Iams and L. Mahadevan},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
Several non-pharmaceutical interventions have been proposed to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the large scale, these empirical solutions, often associated with extended and complete lockdowns, attempt to minimize the costs associated with mortality, economic losses and social factors, while being subject to constraints such as finite hospital capacity. Here we pose the question of how to mitigate pandemic costs subject to constraints by adopting the language of optimal control… Expand

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