The epidemiological model is based on a number of assumptions that have not been verified to date. These include the coincidence of periods of high infectivity of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza. Other simplifying assumptions limit these results, including the fact that, in this study, the seasonal influenza vaccine is considered to be 100% effective. Furthermore, while some model parameters are based on data reported by the NHPRC, many are only approximations made by the authors.
Finally, the authors do not offer a sensitivity analysis for the model with regard to their parameter settings, which prevents an assessment of the robustness of the results.
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