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SUTRA MODEL FOR COVID-19

SUTRA MODEL FOR COVID-19

Context

Scientists in India are using Sutra Model to track and chart COVID-19.

Details

  • The Sutra Model for charting CoVID-19 trajectory of its spread and infections across the country has been developed by the Scientists of India.
  • It is a mathematical model employed for the prediction of the spread of the virus and predicts the trajectory only with some certainty.
  • The model will also chart out different scenarios based on the various policy decisions that are taken such as non-pharmaceutical interventions.
  • The mutations in CoVID-19 require constant adjustments in the model to achieve accurate predictions.

About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

  • It is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.
  • It is a new strain of the coronavirus that has not been identified previously and is called a novel coronavirus (nCov).
  • It is an infectious disease caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a virus closely related to the SARS virus.
  • The 2019-nCov has been given the official name as COVID-19.
  • Coronavirus is named for the crown-like spikes on their surface. ‘Corona’ in Latin means halo or crown.
  • Coronavirus is zoonotic, which means that they can be transmitted between animals and people.

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