Relaxing restrictions at the pace of vaccination increases freedom and guards against further COVID-19 waves

  title={Relaxing restrictions at the pace of vaccination increases freedom and guards against further COVID-19 waves},
  author={Simon Bauer and Sebasti{\'a}n Contreras and Jonas Dehning and Matthias Linden and Emil Iftekhar and Sebastian B. Mohr and {\'A}lvaro Olivera-Nappa and Viola Priesemann},
  journal={PLoS Computational Biology},
Mass vaccination offers a promising exit strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as vaccination progresses, demands to lift restrictions increase, despite most of the population remaining susceptible. Using our age-stratified SEIRD-ICU compartmental model and curated epidemiological and vaccination data, we quantified the rate (relative to vaccination progress) at which countries can lift non-pharmaceutical interventions without overwhelming their healthcare systems. We analyzed scenarios… 

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