What’s a ‘Superspreader’ Event, Really?

How an epidemiologist thinks about ‘superspreading,’ a term with no clear definition

Yasmin Tayag
Medium Coronavirus Blog

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Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the term “superspreader” has become a normal part of our everyday vocabulary. Since its emergence in the coronavirus conversation around the end of May, it’s been used to describe events like weddings, motorcycle rallies

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Yasmin Tayag
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.