Editorial

The utility of 2009 H1N1 pandemic data in understanding the transmission potential and estimating the burden of COVID-19 in South Africa to guide mitigation strategies

N Phaswana-Mafuya, O Shisana, G Gray, N Zungu, L-G Bekker, L Kuonza, K Zuma, S Baral

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N Phaswana-Mafuya, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation Office, North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

O Shisana, Evidence Based Solutions, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

G Gray, South African Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

N Zungu, Human and Social Capabilities Research Division, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa; Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, South Africa

L-G Bekker, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

L Kuonza, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Services, Johannesburg, South Africa; School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

K Zuma, Human and Social Capabilities Research Division, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa; School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

S Baral, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA

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Keywords

COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; South Africa; H1N1 pandemic; Previous pandemics; Modelling parameters

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 0;0(0):. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i7.14935

Article History

Date submitted: 2020-05-25
Date published: 2020-05-25

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