Statistics and Its Interface

Volume 14 (2021)

Number 1

Discussion on “The timing and effectiveness of implementing mild interventions of COVID-19 in large industrial regions via a synthetic control method” by Tian et al.

Pages: 19 – 20



Yifan Zhu (Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)


This article provides an overview and discussion of the recent published paper from Tian et al. on modeling the differences of COVID-19 outbreak between Shenzhen and a synthetic population constructed from 68 US counties.


COVID-19, transmission model, infectious disease

Received 1 October 2020

Accepted 12 October 2020

Published 18 December 2020