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  • Paper: Timely preventative efforts better than mitigation during early stages of outbreak

    Ujjal Kumar Mukherjee, a professor of business administration at the Gies College of Business at Illinois who studies innovation in health care.

    Epidemics such as COVID-19 are characterized by resource constraints due to sudden and unprecedented demand shocks for health care facilities and services, making the initial prevention of disease spread through testing, identification and quarantine activities more important than mitigation or curative efforts, according to research co-written by Ujjal Kumar Mukherjee, a professor of business administration at the Gies College of Business at Illinois who studies innovation in health care.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Ujjal Kumar Mukherjee, call 217-265-5565; email ukm@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Optimal allocation and usage of funding for management of infectious disease outbreaks” is available from the News Bureau.