Lien vers Pubmed [PMID] – 33413741
Lien DOI – 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.26.1.2001978
Euro Surveill 2021 01; 26(1):
We used a mathematical model to evaluate the impact of mass testing in the control of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Under optimistic assumptions, one round of mass testing may reduce daily infections by up to 20-30%. Consequently, very frequent testing would be required to control a quickly growing epidemic if other control measures were to be relaxed. Mass testing is most relevant when epidemic growth remains limited through a combination of interventions.