Theodore E. Woodward award: non-pharmaceutical interventions employed by major American cities during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic.

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A critical question in pandemic influenza planning is the role that non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) such as isolation and quarantine, social distancing, and school closure, might play in delaying the temporal impact of a pandemic, reducing the overall and peak attack rate, and reducing the number of cumulative deaths. Such measures could potentially… (More)

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