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Martina Morris Quoted in New York Times Article on Mystery of ‘superspreaders’

Posted: 4/13/2020 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliate Martina Morris was quoted in a NYT article about how the novel Coronavirus infection spreads and why some people are more infectious.  Morris points out in the article that there are two factors at play.  “There has to be a link between people in order to transmit an infection, … while that link is necessary it is not sufficient.” The second factor is how infectious is a person.  We rarely have independent data on those two factors, which can lead to misattribution and substantial social risks.

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