COVID-19 Modeling Under Uncertainty: Statistical Data Analysis for Unveiling True Spreading Dynamics and Guiding Correct Epidemiological Management

Sanchez–Daza, Anamaria; Medina-Ortiz, David; Olivera-Nappa, Alvaro; Contreras, Sebastián; Azar, Ahmad Taher; Ella Hassanien, Aboul

Keywords: COVID-19, Mathematical modelling, SARS-CoV-2, Infectious diseases, Uncertainty


In this chapter, we aim to provide a biological, statistical, and mathematical framework to understand and formulate sensible models to study the spreading dynamics of COVID-19. First, we discuss the epidemiological and clinical features that make COVID-19 challenging-to-control in different scales and ways. We then describe the different error sources present in raw COVID-19 epidemiological data and the logistic limitations associated with non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), like test-trace-and-isolate (TTI). By studying compartmental SIR and SIR-like mathematical models and their underlying hypotheses, we demonstrate the derivation of significant parameters for evaluating this pandemic’s progression, as the reproduction number ???????? . Then, we provide the statistical basis for the correction of delay-induced errors in raw data through the “nowcasting” of infections and describe the Machine-Learning-based approaches to tackle significant challenges in modeling COVID-19. We end our chapter with several case studies, where we describe the modeling aspects as carefully as their results, providing the reader with fresh multi-disciplinary insights to inspire their own models.

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Editorial: Springer, Cham
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página de inicio: 245
Página final: 282
Idioma: English