Rodrigues, Diego S.
Tonon, Durval J.
Total Authors: 4
 Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Philosophy Sci & Letters Ribeirao Preto, Dept Comp & Math, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
 Univ Fed Goias, Inst Math & Stat, Ave Esperanca S-N, Campus Samambaia, BR-74690900 Goiania, Go - Brazil
 Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Technol, R Paschoal Marmo 1888, BR-13484332 Limeira, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Web of Science Citations:
Despite the huge relevance of vaccines for preventing COVID-19, physical isolation and quarantine of infected individuals are still the key strategies to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on a COVID-19 transmission epidemiological model governed by ordinary differential equations, here we propose an intermittent non-pharmacological protocol to control the fraction of infected individuals. In our approach, unlike what generically happens for numerical simulation models, we provide a global analysis of the model, giving qualitative information about every initial condition. Under some simple hypothesis and variations of parameters, we present some bifurcations and we are able to predict the minimum social distancing effort that do not collapse the health system. (AU)