Lancet Public Health
Oct 2021 Volume 6 Number 10 e696-e779
Outbreaks of COVID-19 variants in US prisons: a mathematical modelling analysis of vaccination and reopening policies
Theresa Ryckman,et al.
Residents of prisons have experienced disproportionate COVID-19-related health harms. To control outbreaks, many prisons in the USA restricted in-person activities, which are now resuming even as viral variants proliferate. This study aims to use mathematical modelling to assess the risks and harms of COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons under a range of policies, including resumption of activities.