Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

New research from the University of Georgia suggests that beefed-up contact tracing and testing could be a viable alternative to lockdowns and quarantines.
UGA Today

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., the reaction was sweeping -- schools closed, restaurants were shuttered, many descended into self-quarantine, and mask wearing and social distancing were touted as ways to prevent the spread of the disease. But those measures came at a massive societal and economic cost.

John Drake, director of the University of Georgia's Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases joins Chris Shupe to talk about infectious disease modeling, and what people should know about COVID-19 modeling.