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Adaptive Badging Control for A Decentralized Epidemic Policyusing Feasible Group Testing Protocol (Abcdefg Protocol)

Version 1 : Received: 3 April 2022 / Approved: 6 April 2022 / Online: 6 April 2022 (05:40:04 CEST)

How to cite: Enaganti, I.; Chatterjee, S.; Mishra, B. Adaptive Badging Control for A Decentralized Epidemic Policyusing Feasible Group Testing Protocol (Abcdefg Protocol). Preprints 2022, 2022040031 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202204.0031.v1). Enaganti, I.; Chatterjee, S.; Mishra, B. Adaptive Badging Control for A Decentralized Epidemic Policyusing Feasible Group Testing Protocol (Abcdefg Protocol). Preprints 2022, 2022040031 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202204.0031.v1).

Abstract

The ABCDEFG Protocol provides an evolving tool for imposing structure on the flow of Covid infection information obtained from community testing, collective policy and individual compliance. ABCDEFG Protocol could not assume soundness, invariance, symmetry and completeness of the available information and relied on signaling game theory to design solutions that could evolve with the variable narratives, theories, individual utilities and pathogen variants. Thus, ABCDEFG Protocol suggests a novel and a very flexible pool-testing and badging protocol in the context of controlling contagious epidemics and tackling the far-reaching associated challenges, including understanding and evaluating individual and collective risks of returning prior infected individuals to normal society and other economic and social arrangements and interventions to protect against disease. AbCDEFG Proto uses both control theoretic and game theoretic mathematical models that may be centralized (an optimizing policy maker mandates behavior based on estimated models) or decentralized (a strategizing individual selects their behavior based on available asymmetric information). ABCDEFG protocol demonstrates how society can continue to carry out plausible economic activities in addition to controlling the prevalence of a contagious disease by keeping the number of infected people below a desired limit without compromising an individuals' privacy despite the presence of deception and selfishness among people, and limitations of available resources. Different types of badges would come with different restrictions. Badges would be reissued periodically by third-party testing centers via suitably frequent pool testing of samples of the participants. The size of the pools, frequency of tests, and allowable activities for people with a given type of badge would depend on the available resources, the prevalence of the disease, and the efficacy of the equipment used in the tests.

Supplementary and Associated Material

https://abcdefg-protocol.herokuapp.com: Intractable interface of model

Keywords

Epidemics; Badging, Pool-testing; Group-testing; ODE model; Policies

Subject

MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE, Other

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