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Coronavirus US: Infectious disease model shows impact of mitigation efforts in Virginia

Coronavirus US: Infectious disease model shows impact of mitigation efforts in Virginia.

Infectious disease model shows impact of COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Virginia

(University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science) To understand the impact of COVID-19 mitigations in Virginia, the UVA Biocomplexity Institute developed a model of the pandemic that incorporates disease dynamics such as transmissibility and incubation period as well as population density and social behavior. The Institute modeled five potential scenarios, exploring slowing growth vs. pausing growth with social distancing in place until April 30 and June 10 compared to no mitigation.

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