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Contact tracing is key to suppressing COVID-19

August 17, 2021 – The emergence of the delta variant and continued vaccine hesitancy have caused many health and government officials to revisit the need for non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) like social distancing policies, mask wearing, contact tracing and isolating infected individuals to manage new COVID-19 surges. The one thing everyone wants to avoid is another lockdown, […]

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Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds

September 23, 2020 –  Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   Controlling COVID-19 has presented public health policymakers with a conundrum:  How to prevent overwhelming their health care infrastructure, […]