Superspreader

Total 5 Posts

Why you need to stay home this Christmas – Public health expert.

5 min read
With the promise of protection that vaccinations bring, the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions for the holidays seems an unnecessary risk to take right now. Christmas could end up being a superspreader event. It is much safer to stay home.

Could a test really detect if someone is a COVID-19 ‘superspreader’?

5 min read
A new test developed in Australia will reportedly be able to tell us whether someone has a high ‘viral load’. But that doesn't automatically make them a ‘superspreader’.

How a wedding reception in a rural US town led to infections 200 miles away from the event.

3 min read
What does a superspreading event look like? Does it look like a Trump rally with a thousand maskless attendees in Georgia? A Black Lives Matter demo with tens of thousands of masked protesters in Washington D.C.? What about a simple wedding reception?

When COVID-19 superspreaders are talking, where you sit in the room matters.

5 min read
Experiments in college classrooms show how tiny respiratory droplets known as aerosols can spread, even with good ventilation. The risk isn’t the same in every seat.

How to protest during a pandemic and still keep everyone safe from coronavirus: 6 questions answered.

5 min read
It is nearly impossible to avoid close contact when protesting, and easy to forget the risks. An infectious disease expert answers key questions about how to avoid spreading the coronavirus to family.
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