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Targeted Interventions Reduce the Spread of COVID-19: Simulation Study on Real Mobility Data

@article{Wang2020TargetedIR,
  title={Targeted Interventions Reduce the Spread of COVID-19: Simulation Study on Real Mobility Data},
  author={Haotian Wang and Abhirup Ghosh and J. Ding and Rik Sarkar and Jie Gao},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2008.06549}
}
Various intervention methods have been introduced worldwide to slow down the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, by limiting human mobility in different ways. While large scale lockdown strategies are effective in reducing the spread rate, they come at a cost of significantly limited societal functions. We show that natural human mobility has high diversity and heterogeneity such that a small group of individuals and gathering venues play an important role in the spread of the disease. We discover… 

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