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dc.contributor.authorCevik, Muge
dc.contributor.authorMarcus, Julia L
dc.contributor.authorBuckee, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Tara C
dc.identifier.citationCevik , M , Marcus , J L , Buckee , C & Smith , T C 2020 , ' SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics should inform policy ' , Clinical Infectious Diseases .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 270438123
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: eb1a8590-be5a-4782-a377-ef0ad2c160cf
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 32964919
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-1133-3874/work/81406060
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85112267701
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.relation.ispartofClinical Infectious Diseasesen
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dc.subjectNovel coronavirusen
dc.subjectQR355 Virologyen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
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.description.statusPeer revieweden

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