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dc.contributor.authorCevik, Muge
dc.contributor.authorMarcus, Julia L
dc.contributor.authorBuckee, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Tara C
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-22T23:36:41Z
dc.date.available2021-09-22T23:36:41Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-23
dc.identifier270438123
dc.identifiereb1a8590-be5a-4782-a377-ef0ad2c160cf
dc.identifier32964919
dc.identifier85112267701
dc.identifier000729800200009
dc.identifier.citationCevik , M , Marcus , J L , Buckee , C & Smith , T C 2020 , ' SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics should inform policy ' , Clinical Infectious Diseases . https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1442en
dc.identifier.issn1058-4838
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-1133-3874/work/81406060
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/24004
dc.descriptionFunding: JM is supported in part by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [K01AI122853].en
dc.description.abstractIt is generally agreed that striking a balance between resuming economic and social activities and keeping the effective reproductive number (R0) below 1 using non-pharmaceutical interventions is an important goal until and even after effective vaccines become available. Therefore, the need remains to understand how the virus is transmitted in order to identify high-risk environments and activities that disproportionately contribute to its spread so that effective preventative measures could be put in place. Contact tracing and household studies in particular provide robust evidence about the parameters of transmission. In this viewpoint, we discuss the available evidence from large-scale, well-conducted contact tracing studies from across the world and argue that SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics should inform policy decisions about mitigation strategies for targeted interventions according to the needs of the society by directing attention to the settings, activities and socioeconomic factors associated with the highest risks of transmission.
dc.format.extent648862
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Infectious Diseasesen
dc.subjectCOVID-19en
dc.subjectCoronavirusen
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2en
dc.subjectNovel coronavirusen
dc.subjectTransmissionen
dc.subjectQR355 Virologyen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.subject.lccQR355en
dc.subject.lccRA0421en
dc.titleSARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics should inform policyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Infection and Global Health Divisionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/cid/ciaa1442
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2021-09-23


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