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Group testing against Covid-19

    Christian Golliier and Olivier Gossner
    EconPol Policy Brief, No. 24, ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Munich, 2020

    Abstract: We show how group testing can be used in three applications to multiply the efficiency of tests: estimation of virus prevalence, releasing group to the work force, and testing for individual infectious status. For an infection level around 2%, group testing could potentially allow to save 94% of tests in the first application, 95% in the second, and 85% in the third one.