Challenges on the interaction of models and policy for pandemic control

Liza Hadley, Peter Challenor, Chris Dent, Valerie Isham, Denis Mollison, Duncan A. Robertson, Ben Swallow, Cerian R. Webb

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen infectious disease modelling at the forefront of government decision-making. Models have been widely used throughout the pandemic to estimate pathogen spread and explore the potential impact of different intervention strategies. Infectious disease modellers and policymakers have worked effectively together, but there are many avenues for progress on this interface. In this paper, we identify and discuss seven broad challenges on the interaction of models and policy for pandemic control. We then conclude with suggestions and recommendations for the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100499
JournalEpidemics
Volume37
Early online date30 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Modelling
  • Pandemic
  • Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology

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