Rui-Fonseca Pinto, the current Director of the School of Health Sciences from the Polytechnic of Leiria, and Rui Passadouro da Fonseca, medical doctor at ACeS Pinhal Litoral, both researchers at ciTechCare, are co-authors of the article “Optimal control of the COVID-19 pandemic: controlled sanitary deconfinement in Portugal”, published on February 10th in Scientific Reports (Nature).
The authors propose a forecasting mathematical model to anticipate the consequences of political decisions during the COVID-19 pandemics, thus being a public health decision support tool. This work allows testing various scenarios of pandemic management (e.g., closure of sectors of the economy, partial/total compliance with protection measures by citizens, number of beds in intensive care units, etc.), ensuring the responsiveness of the health system.
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