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Social network-based distancing strategies to flatten the COVID-19 curve in a post-lockdown world

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Social distancing and isolation have been widely introduced to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. Adverse social, psychological and economic consequences of a complete or near-complete lockdown demand the development of more moderate contact-reduction policies. Adopting a social network approach, we evaluate the effectiveness of three distancing strategies designed to keep the curve flat and aid compliance in a post-lockdown world. These are: limiting interaction to a few repeated contacts akin t...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41562-020-0898-6

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Sociology
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University of Oxford
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Sociology
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Sociology
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European Commission
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835079
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Human Behaviour More from this journal
Volume:
4
Pages:
588-596
Publication date:
2020-06-04
Acceptance date:
2020-05-18
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2397-3374
ISSN:
2397-3374
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English
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1107314
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2020-05-28

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