Stochastic sampling effects favor manual over digital contact tracing

@article{Mancastroppa2021StochasticSE,
  title={Stochastic sampling effects favor manual over digital contact tracing},
  author={Marco Mancastroppa and Claudio Castellano and Alessandro Vezzani and Raffaella Burioni},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2021},
  volume={12}
}
Isolation of symptomatic individuals, tracing and testing of their nonsymptomatic contacts are fundamental strategies for mitigating the current COVID-19 pandemic. The breaking of contagion chains relies on two complementary strategies: manual reconstruction of contacts based on interviews and a digital (app-based) privacy-preserving contact tracing. We compare their effectiveness using model parameters tailored to describe SARS-CoV-2 diffusion within the activity-driven model, a general… 
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