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The impact of relaxing interventions on human contact patterns and SARS-CoV-2 transmission in China

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Science Advances  07 May 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 19, eabe2584
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abe2584

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vol. 7 no. 19

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  • Received for publication August 10, 2020
  • Accepted for publication March 19, 2021
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  1. Juanjuan Zhang1,
  2. Maria Litvinova2,3,
  3. Yuxia Liang1,
  4. Wen Zheng1,
  5. Huilin Shi1,
  6. Alessandro Vespignani4,3,
  7. Cecile Viboud5,
  8. Marco Ajelli2,4,*, and
  9. Hongjie Yu1,6,7,*,
  1. 1School of Public Health, Fudan University, Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety, Ministry of Education, Shanghai, China.
  2. 2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington, IN, USA.
  3. 3ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy.
  4. 4Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Socio-technical Systems, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.
  5. 5Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.
  6. 6Department of infectious diseases, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University.
  7. 7Shanghai Institute of Infectious Disease and Biosecurity, Fudan University.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: marco.ajelli{at} (M.A.); yhj{at} (H.Y.)
  • These authors are joint senior authors and contributed equally to this work.


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