Intervention strategies

Impact of intervention measures

Under this stream of work, we are using mathematical models to investigate the impact of intervention measures - such as travel bans or school closures - introduced to control the spread and severity of the pandemic.

Key activities include:

  • Building and applying models to make real-time predictions of the impact of various intervention measures. This will be done using the information gathered in the Modelling and Forecasting stream. These models will be updated consistently as more information about the pandemic becomes known.
  • Examining the impact of intervention measures put in place for COVID-19 on other respiratory infections like pneumonia or seasonal flu.

Scientific outputs

The intervention strategies workstream is led by the team at LSHTM, supported by researchers at UHasselt, Antwerp and Bern.