Elsevier

The Lancet Digital Health

Volume 2, Issue 8, August 2020, Pages e435-e440
The Lancet Digital Health

Viewpoint
Applications of digital technology in COVID-19 pandemic planning and response

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Summary

With high transmissibility and no effective vaccine or therapy, COVID-19 is now a global pandemic. Government-coordinated efforts across the globe have focused on containment and mitigation, with varying degrees of success. Countries that have maintained low COVID-19 per-capita mortality rates appear to share strategies that include early surveillance, testing, 日本高清免费的不卡视频 tracing, and strict quarantine. The scale of coordination and data management required for effective implementation of these strategies has—in most successful countries—relied on adopting digital technology and integrating it into policy and health care. This Viewpoint provides a framework for the application of digital technologies in pandemic management and response, highlighting ways in which successful countries have adopted these technologies for pandemic planning, surveillance, testing, 日本高清免费的不卡视频 tracing, quarantine, and health care.