Mathematical Models for COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Analysis
Review article, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global health crisis in the last 100 years. Its economic, social and health impact continues to grow and is likely to end up as one of the worst global disasters since the 1918 pandemic and the World Wars. Mathematical models have played an important role in the ongoing crisis; they have been used to inform public policies and have been instrumental in many of the social distancing measures that were instituted worldwide. In this article, we review some of the important mathematical models used to support the ongoing planning and response efforts. These models differ in their use, their mathematical form and their scope.


Aniruddha Adiga

University of Virginia

Devdatt Dubhashi

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Data Science

Bryan Lewis

University of Virginia

Madhav Marathe

University of Virginia

Srinivasan Venkatramanan

University of Virginia

Anil Vullikanti

University of Virginia

Journal of the Indian Institute of Science

09704140 (ISSN) 00194964 (eISSN)

Vol. 100 4 793-807

Subject Categories

Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)





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