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Group testing against Covid-19

Gollier, Christian and Gossner, Olivier (2020) Group testing against Covid-19. Covid Economics, 2.

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Abstract

We show how group testing can be used in three applications to multiply the efficiency of tests against COVID-19: estimating virus prevalence, releasing group to the work force, and testing for individual infectious status. For an infection level around 2%, group testing could potentially allow to save 94% of tests in the first application, 95% in the second, and 85% in the third one.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/school-of-public-policy/COVID...
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Mathematics
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 23:10
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104228

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