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Comment on Dehning et al (Science, 15 May 2020, eabb9789: Inferring change points in the spread of COVID-19 reveals the effectiveness of interventions)

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posted on 01.06.2020 by Christof Kuhbandner, Stefan Homburg, Harald Walach, Stefan Hockertz
Dehning et al. (Science, 15 May 2020: eabb9789) report change points in the growth rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections that promptly respond to non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). We challenge their findings on methodological and empirical grounds.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest

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christof.kuhbandner@ur.de

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Germany

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University of Regensburg, Germany

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