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Strategies for adults experiencing sheltered homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic

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JAMA Network

What The Study Did: In this modeling study of simulated adults living in homeless shelters, daily symptom screening with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing of individuals who had positive symptom screening paired with management at a nonhospital care site of people with mild to moderate COVID-19 was associated with a substantial decrease in infections and lowered costs over four months compared with no intervention across a wide range of epidemic scenarios.

Authors: Kenneth A. Freedberg, M.D., M.Sc., of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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