Estimated Effectiveness of Case-Based, Population-Based Interventions on COVID-19 Containment in Taiwan

JAMA Internal Medicine

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What The Study Did: Researchers compared the effectiveness of case-based (including contact tracing and quarantine) and population-based (including social distancing and facial masking) interventions for COVID-19 containment in Taiwan, one of the few countries with initial success in COVID-19 control without strict lockdown or school closure.

Authors: Hsien-Ho Lin, M.D., Sc.D., of National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.1644)

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