(E) Taiwan and New Zealand have a huge advantage over other countries fighting the propagation of SARS-CoV-2: they are islands. Closing and reopening offices, schools, restaurants, gyms do not work. You close, and you stop the propagation. You re-open, and the virus spread again quickly. The only strategy is to test everyone if you are not in an island. And, to quarantine those who are negative. Group testing seems to be a strategy that could save time and resources (Read The mathematical strategy that could transform coronavirus testing).
Slovakia is attempting to do that:“Slovakia attempts to test entire adult population for coronavirus“.
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