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Transplanted Melbournian, clinical lecturer in Infectious Diseases and Medical Micro, Oxford
15 Sep
Published today in @TheLancet after peer review – our randomised controlled trial of a policy of daily lateral flow device testing vs quarantine for Covid-19 contacts in secondary schools and colleges. (1/8)
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18 months in, this is the first clinical trial anywhere examining interventions to manage Covid-19 in an educational setting. Young people have borne an enormous impact of pandemic controls. We need high quality evidence to safely reduce this impact. (2/8)
We found a daily contact testing did not significantly increase transmission (ie non inferior to unsupervised quarantine) via case rates throughout participating schools and colleges (intention-to-treat adjusted incidence rate ratio 0·96 [95% CI 0·75–1·22]; p=0·72)(3/8)
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