Research report 2020 - Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Theory and practice of COVID-19 containment
Priesemann, Viola; Wilczek, Michael
Abteilung Theorie neuronaler Systeme
SummaryIn early 2020, the world was taken by surprise by a virus: SARS-CoV-2 spread at blazing speed and confronted everyone with unexpected challenges. Within weeks, we in Göttingen produced groundbreaking new insights into the spread and containment of COVID-19: We analyzed and predicted the spread, quantified aerosol exposure and effectiveness of masks, and designed realistic containment strategies. We made all of these findings available to the public as quickly as possible via press releases, interviews and position papers.