Strategic Distancing to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

Dr Per Block, Professor Melinda Mills and a team from Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, in collaboration with researchers from Zurich, have today published an article in Nature Human Behaviour showing that strategically reducing contact, rather than complete isolation, could keep the curve flat while allowing a limited amount of social contact to mitigate the negative effects of isolation. 

A full report is available on the University's webpage


Read the article, 'Social network-based distancing strategies to flatten the COVID-19 curve in a post-lockdown world', in Nature Human Behaviour

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