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dc.contributor.authorMatheson, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorWarne, Ben
dc.contributor.authorWeekes, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-13T23:30:05Z
dc.date.available2021-10-13T23:30:05Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-01
dc.identifier.issn0959-8146
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/329363
dc.description.abstractPeople can clearly incubate and transmit SARS-CoV-2 in the absence of symptoms. Nonetheless, the value of mass testing (large scale asymptomatic screening to identify cases) has been contested. In principle, isolation of people with pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection will prevent further spread. In practice, it is less clear whether enough infectious people can be identified through screening to have a quantitatively important effect on transmission, and whether the direct benefits of enhanced case ascertainment are outweighed by direct or indirect costs. The debate is complicated by an absence of data from randomised controlled trials, and controversy about the suitability of lateral flow tests for this purpose.
dc.format.mediumElectronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherBMJ
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.rights.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMass Screening
dc.subjectUniversities
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectPandemics
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2
dc.subjectCOVID-19 Testing
dc.titleMass testing of university students for covid-19.
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2021
prism.publicationNameBMJ
prism.startingPagen2388
prism.volume375
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.76811
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-09-28
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1136/bmj.n2388
rioxxterms.versionAM
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-10
dc.contributor.orcidMatheson, Nicholas [0000-0002-3318-1851]
dc.contributor.orcidWeekes, Michael [0000-0003-3196-5545]
dc.contributor.orcidMaxwell, Patrick [0000-0002-0338-2679]
dc.identifier.eissn1756-1833
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2021-10-01


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