Modeling containment and mitigation of COVID-19: experiences from different countries worldwide
Wednesday, June 16 at 05:45pm (PDT)Thursday, June 17 at 01:45am (BST)Thursday, June 17 09:45am (KST)
Andrei Akhmetzhanov (National Taiwan University College of Public Health, Taiwan), Natalie Linton (Hokkaido University, Japan)
This mini-symposium aims to share valuable experiences related to the containment and mitigation of COVID-19 in contexts, as well as draw connections between mathematical models of disease spread. Presentations will encompass the views of experts who have worked for national COVID-19 task force teams and mathematical modelers offering a wider perspective for transmission dynamics. The first session includes talks on the epidemiological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 while also sharing the experience of COVID-19 control in Taiwan, which had extremely low incidence throughout the pandemic. The second session will begin with an emphasis on gender inequality observed during the COVID-19 pandemic using examples from Japan. The rest of the session will be devoted to an overview of mathematical modeling techniques that are used to quantify the spread of COVID-19.