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The chance to tame Covid-19 pandemic squandered after a good start

Adaptive Control model suggests India had shown improvement in the second week of August, but lost the opportunity later

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a woman at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease at Ajmeri Gate area, in Delhi.
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The model calculates the dynamic reproductive rate, or Rt, which shows how the Ro — number of new people infected per infected person — is changing over time

Abhishek Waghmare Pune
A data-driven statistical model for Covid-19, which goes by the name Adaptive Control, has shown that India was successful in controlling the spread of infection in the second week of August. But the spread of the disease has worsened once again in the third week and on, and the situation remains critical once again after a brief period of control, the model indicates. 

The model calculates the dynamic reproductive rate or Rt, which shows how the R0—number of new people infected per infected person—is changing over time. 

The Adaptive Control model shows that Rt rose in India after July 15, about the
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First Published: Aug 27 2020 | 6:03 AM IST

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