The Economic Frontiers Program investigated different aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic and pandemics in general and published their work in a wide range of scientific journals. The research on Covid-19 related topics in the Economic Frontiers Program can be clustered into four categories.
The interplay of (higher) transmission rates and vaccine resistance in the evolution of novel SARS-CoV-2 strains
With the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic an issue of controlling the evolution and spread of novel variants is becoming very important. Yuliya Kulikova together with colleagues investigated the three main factors of particular epidemiological concern: higher infectivity, immunogenic drift (vaccine resistance), and increased virulence.