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Projecting the Spread of COVID-19 for Germany   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Abstract: "We model the evolution of the number of individuals that are reported to be sick with COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in Germany. Our theoretical framework builds on a continuous time Markov chain with four states: healthy without infection, sick, healthy after recovery or after infection but without symptoms and dead. Our quantitative solution matches the number of sick individuals up to the most recent observation and ends with a share of sick individuals following from infection rates and sickness probabilities. We employ this framework to study inter alia the expected peak of the number of sick individuals in a scenario without public regulation of social contacts. We also study the effects of public regulations. For all scenarios we report the expected end of the CoV-2 [coronavirus 2] epidemic."

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IZA DP No. 13094; IZA Discussion Paper No. 13094
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2020-03
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IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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