Effectiveness of isolation, testing, contact tracing, and physical distancing on reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in different settings: a mathematical modelling study

UK study estimates a high proportion of cases would need to self-isolate, and a high proportion of contacts be traced for a tracing strategy to be effective for controlling coronavirus transmission. Combining with moderate physical distancing would increase chance of success.

SPS commentary:

A related commentary highlights the results also suggest that without contact tracing, isolation alone will not result in control of the epidemic.  Authors suggest the findings are relevant to all countries.


The Lancet Infectious Diseases

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