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Contact Tracing: Computational Bounds, Limitations and Implications

@article{Kong2021ContactTC,
  title={Contact Tracing: Computational Bounds, Limitations and Implications},
  author={Quyu Kong and Manuel Garc{\'i}a-Herranz and Iv{\'a}n Dot{\'u} and Manuel Cebrian},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2102.13349}
}
Contact tracing has been extensively studied from different perspectives in recent years. However, there is no clear indication of why this intervention has proven effective in some epidemics (SARS) and mostly ineffective in some others (COVID-19). Here, we perform an exhaustive evaluation of random testing and contact tracing on novel superspreading random networks to try to identify which epidemics are more containable with such measures. We also explore the suitability of positive rates as a… 

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