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Discussion paper on COVID-19: Actions and simulation models

2 April 2020 | By: Pressestelle EBS Universität

Prof. Dr. Ralph Tunder, Vivienne Dierkes and Pavel Vitis examine the strategies for combating the COVID 19 pandemic and give a first outlook on the basic criteria for successfully containing the spread of the virus.


The SARS-CoV-2 virus threatens the health of the world’s population with the COVID-19 pandemic it has triggered. Suppression on the one hand and mitigation on the other hand are two basic strategies in the fight against a pandemic.

In their discussion paper, the authors Tunder, Dierkes and Vitis of the Health Care Management Institute examine both strategies with regard to their applicability in the context of combating the COVID-19 pandemic and also give a first outlook on the basic criteria necessary to successfully contain the spread of the virus.

The discussion paper is available for download below.


Prof. Dr. Ralph Tunder is head of the Health Care Management Institute, his teaching and research focuses on the business and corporate strategies of healthcare providers and companies.

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