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Why testing for COVID-19 is crucial

Essex Social Science on COVID-19: A webinar series from the Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Wed 1 Jul 20

    12:30 - 13:30

  • Online

    Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Dr Yikai Wang

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Essex Social Science on COVID-19

  • Event organiser

    Economics, Department of

Testing for COVID-19 can reduce the reproduction number of the disease, reduce the total number of infections over the course of the epidemic and minimise the need for herd immunity.

Why testing for COVID-19 is crucial

In new research, Dr Yikai Wang uses a classic epidemic model to show how testing identifies infected individuals and reduces the number of people they come into contact with. 

Join us as we discuss how this in turn reduces the reproduction number of the infection and ultimately the overall number of infections.

This live webinar will be hosted by Dr Yikai Wang from the Department of Economics. The event will run from 12:30pm until 1:30pm on Wednesday 1 July via Zoom.

This event is part of the Essex Social Science on COVID-19 webinar series and is organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences. The webinar is open to the public and completely free of charge. To register your place and join the webinar, book your place via Zoom:

 

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