As the COVID-19 outbreak progresses and captures media attention worldwide, a spotlight has shone on infectious disease modeling efforts. Stephen Eubank and others published an article on April 8, in the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology: Commentary on Ferguson, et al., “Impact of Non-pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) to Reduce COVID-19 Mortality and Healthcare Demand”.
The article looks at “the context and significance of the Imperial College and other models in contributing to the analysis of COVID-19.” The article also highlights the role of the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS), and the events that led to the launch of MIDAS in 2004.
Other authors are Irene Eckstrand, Bryan Lewis, Srinivasan Venkatramanan, Madhav Marathe, and Christopher L. Barrett.
Link to the Imperial College paper can be found here.