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Peer Review of “Mass Testing With Contact Tracing Compared to Test and Trace for the Effective Suppression of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Systematic Review”

Peer Review of “Mass Testing With Contact Tracing Compared to Test and Trace for the Effective Suppression of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Systematic Review”

Peer Review of “Mass Testing With Contact Tracing Compared to Test and Trace for the Effective Suppression of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Systematic Review”

Authors of this article:

Milad Asgari Mehrabadi 1 Author Orcid Image

Peer-Review Report


This is a peer-review report submitted for the paper “Mass Testing With Contact Tracing Compared to Test and Trace for the Effective Suppression of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Systematic Review.”


General Comments

This review paper [1] assessed the importance of mass testing in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom.

Specific Comments

This is a great, comprehensive work; congratulations to the author. However, I have some suggestions:

1. The information provided in the Methods section is extra and should not be mentioned there. The Methods section covers the methodology of the study, not the background.

2. The references to the studies mentioned in the Results section do not follow the journal’s requirements. Please kindly fix those.

3. For Table 1, my suggestion is to add more columns explaining the summary of the study in a structured format. For example, you can distribute the information you have in the description as number of participants, the country under study, etc.

4. Do not repeat the methodology in the Results section.

5. Headers in the Results section do not follow the journal’s requirements.

6. Put abbreviations used in the paper at the end of the paper as well (follow journal style).

Conflicts of Interest

None declared.

  1. Mbwogge M. Mass Testing With Contact Tracing Compared to Test and Trace for the Effective Suppression of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Systematic Review. JMIRx Med 2021 Apr 12;2(2):e27254 [FREE Full text] [CrossRef]

Edited by E Meinert; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 12.03.21; accepted 12.03.21; published 12.04.21

Copyright

©Milad Asgari Mehrabadi. Originally published in JMIRx Med (https://med.jmirx.org), 12.04.2021.

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