Strong correlations between power-law growth of COVID-19 in four continents and the inefficiency of soft quarantine strategies

@article{Manchein2020StrongCB,
  title={Strong correlations between power-law growth of COVID-19 in four continents and the inefficiency of soft quarantine strategies},
  author={Cesar Manchein and Eduardo L Brugnago and Rafael M da Silva and Carlos F.O. Mendes and Marcus W. Beims},
  journal={Chaos},
  year={2020},
  volume={30}
}
In this work, we analyze the growth of the cumulative number of confirmed infected cases by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) until March 27, 2020, from countries of Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Our results show that (i) power-law growth is observed in all countries; (ii) by using the distance correlation, the power-law curves between countries are statistically highly correlated, suggesting the universality of such curves around the world; and (iii) soft quarantine strategies… 

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