Case isolation, contact tracing, and physical distancing are pillars of COVID-19 pandemic control, not optional choices

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Case isolation, contact tracing, and physical distancing are pillars of COVID-19 pandemic control, not optional choices

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Amid the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic response, the study by Adam Kucharski and colleagues in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reminds us that all available control measures should be used together to drive the effective reproduction number (Reff) below 1.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2020-06-16

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MacIntyre, Chandini Raina. 2020. "Case isolation, contact tracing, and physical distancing are pillars of COVID-19 pandemic control, not optional choices." The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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Open Access on Lancet site.