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Strategies for controlling the medical and socio-economic costs of the Corona pandemic

  title={Strategies for controlling the medical and socio-economic costs of the Corona pandemic},
  author={Claudius Gros and Roser Valenti and Kilian Valenti and Daniel Gros},
In response to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), with ten thousands of deaths and intensive-care hospitalizations, a large number of regions and countries have been put under lockdown by their respective governments. Policy makers are confronted in this situation with the problem of balancing public health considerations, with the economic costs of a persistent lockdown. We introduce a modified epidemic model, the controlled-SIR model, in which the disease reproduction rates evolve… 

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