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Generation time of the alpha and delta SARS-CoV-2 variants: an epidemiological analysis

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In May, 2021, the delta (B.1.617.2) SARS-CoV-2 variant became dominant in the UK, superseded by the omicron (B.1.1.529) variant in December, 2021. The delta variant is associated with increased transmissibility compared with the alpha variant, which was the dominant variant in the UK between December, 2020, and May, 2021. To understand transmission and the effectiveness of interventions, we aimed to investigate whether the delta variant generation time (the ... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00001-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Oxford college:
St John's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0146-9164
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal website
Publication date:
2022-02-14
Acceptance date:
2021-12-22
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EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1226847
Local pid:
pubs:1226847
Deposit date:
2021-12-24

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