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To shed light on intervention policies that can be most effective in addressing the novel COVID-19, we have performed some preliminary analyses . Our analyses are based on (a) a compartmental analytical model, and (b) data that we have received from the government of Bahrain. We have augmented this data by combining it with other sources, including data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), other countries (e.g., China), and some related studies in the literature. The policies we have analyzed based on our conversations with the government of Bahrain are discussed in Table 1, and our data sources are briefly described in Table 2. In what follows, we first provide a brief overview of our analytical model. We then discuss our results on comparing the impact of following different intervention policies.


Boloori, Alireza, and Soroush Saghafian. "COVID-19: What Intervention Policies Are Most Effective? A Brief Report Using Data from Government of Bahrain." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-011, May 2020.