Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA
June 9, 2020, Vol 323, No. 22, Pages 2231-2350
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue

 

Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Paul Starr, PhD
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JAMA. 2020;323(23):2369-2370. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.8573
This Viewpoint proposes implementing comparison groups for policy decisions, for example assessing disease transmission with alternative housing vs in-home isolation of individuals who test positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), or with different durations or cycles of school openings, to gather data that could make broader and future policy implementations more informed and effective.
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