Best fits of different models to experimental data.
Model 1 is described by Eq. (1). Model 2 is Eq. (1) with κ = 0, i.e., no killing of infected cells by NK cells. Model 3 is model 2 assuming the viral production rate is . The detection limit of the viral titer is 100 RNA copies per ml of nasal secretions. Data below the detection limit were plotted as 1 RNA copy per ml of nasal secretions.