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Quality-Quantity Trade-offs in Tests for Management of COVID-19-like Epidemics

@article{Sasikumar2021QualityQuantityTI,
  title={Quality-Quantity Trade-offs in Tests for Management of COVID-19-like Epidemics},
  author={Harish Sasikumar and M. Varma},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2106.08591}
}
There are multiple testing methods to ascertain an infection in an individual and they vary in their performances, cost and delay. Unfortunately, better performing tests are sometimes costlier and time consuming and can only be done for a small fraction of the population. On the other hand, greater number of individuals can be tested using a cheaper, rapid test, but may only provide less reliable results. In this work, we studied the interplay between cost and delay of the tests as well the… Expand

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