research product . 2021

Efficiency of restrictions used by Denmark and Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic

Khalid, Yahya W; Hansen, Frederik Bonde; Sandvig, Rasmus Balslev; Jensen, Nikoline Erland;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2021
  • Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
This thesis aims to analyze and discuss the different approaches and initiatives used by the Swedish and Danish governments in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, as wells as the effect of the arrival of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 strain had on the previous set of restrictions and initiatives. The data collected of the total amount of confirmed cases from Denmark and Sweden is used to calculate the R0 values by using regression analysis on a logarithmic scale. The regression analysis is made for specific time spans after a restriction is introduced. A regression line is fitted to the data from the time span and the slope is used to calculate the basic reproduction numb...
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