We live in a global society, where travel is the norm. While most of the world has been observing social distancing measures in some form, many locations are beginning to open up, despite having no accessible vaccine or other therapeutic for treating COVID-19. Until these measures can be implemented, we must be on the lookout for future COVID-19 outbreaks. For our last D4P webinar of the academic year, our D4P fellows Devany West and Anna Kolstead will take us through “Feasibility of controlling COVID-19 outbreaks by isolation of cases and contacts,” published in the Lancet Global Health journal in February of 2020. Here, we will discuss insights into a model that takes into consideration both contact tracing efforts and case isolation to help contain the spread of a nascent COVID-19 outbreak.
Read the paper in advance: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30074-7
Data for the People (D4P) is a weekly, interactive web-series that invites ‘the people’ (all of our community members, worldwide!) to engage with relevant scientific research topics. Scientific research topics are presented by scientists in our communities— directly from the primary scientific literature — and explored in a way that maintains the rigor of the research, while eliminating the inaccessible jargon.
Explore past D4P webinars on our website: https://rockedu.rockefeller.edu/d4p/.