This week, Cochrane published an updated special collection of systematic and rapid reviews focused on a range of public health measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Three of the reviews examined the evidence on measures that aim to prevent potentially infected people from transmitting the virus to healthy people:
Many countries have adopted combinations of these measures and are faced with the challenge of easing or strengthening each of these measures over the course of the pandemic. COVID-19 research is rapidly evolving, but the evidence base is still very uncertain.
Prof Lisa Bero, Cochrane Senior Editor, Public Health – to introduce and give broader context
Dr Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit, Associate Director of Cochrane Austria, Danube University Krems in Austria – to discuss the Quarantine review
Dr Meera Viswanathan, Director of the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center and Fellow at RTI International – to discuss the Universal Screening review
Jake Burns, Scientific Research Associate at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, at the LMU Munich – to discuss the Travel-related control measures review