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What We Do Not Know about COVID-19 and Social Distancing

Version 1 : Received: 24 April 2020 / Approved: 4 May 2020 / Online: 4 May 2020 (02:24:35 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 7 May 2020 / Approved: 8 May 2020 / Online: 8 May 2020 (04:41:22 CEST)

How to cite: Masood, S. What We Do Not Know about COVID-19 and Social Distancing. Preprints 2020, 2020050045. Masood, S. What We Do Not Know about COVID-19 and Social Distancing. Preprints 2020, 2020050045.


We present the detailed calculations of social distancing requirement. A comparative study of the growth pattern and death tolls in different communities indicates that the growth pattern of infected patients and death rate follow the similar distribution with different parametrizations. Every distribution follows an exponential growth pattern curve, like other microbes, then reaches the saturation point an d eventually decay s However, the argument for the exponential function depends on several parameters unbeknownst, as of yet. However, the slope varies different ial ly for various epicenter s and seems to have a relationship with parameters such as accessibi lity to healthcare facilities, pre existing medical conditions socio economic conditions and lifestyle. The mismatch of the growth pattern is also linked with the impact of various other factors and a premature interpretation of limit ed data. Novel behavi or of the virus brought many surprises, opened up new venues for medical research, and the need for the more detailed study of pathogens in the light of the interaction of RNA and DNA The adaptability to diverse ecological condition s and the relevant modification in the structure is also worth investigation The genetic modification can be studied using quantum mechanical probabilistic approach.


corona virus transmission; path of transmission of virus; missing information about corona virus; social distancing


Social Sciences, Psychology

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Received: 8 May 2020
Commenter: Samina Masood
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Comment: Change in title and addition of the first sentence in the abstract. 
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