Bayesian Inference

Was school closure effective in mitigating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Time series analysis using Bayesian inference

July, 2020


  • The effectiveness of school closure remains unknown to mitigate the epidemic of COVID-19.
  • Time series analyses were conducted using the Bayesian method to evaluate the effectiveness of school closure in Japan.
  • The intervention of school closure did not appear to decrease the incidence of coronavirus infection.