Where the Virus Really Spreads

New COVID-19 case numbers may appear flat in the US—but central to that shift is a massive epidemic being contained in one place: New York City, warns Erin S. Bromage, a biology professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
 
Nevertheless, that false hope is still spurring reopening, so Bromage reminded readers in a wildly popular blog post to do the math: exposure to virus x time = infection.
 
A single sneeze spreads the virus far and wide; so does a long group dinner with no sneezes. Brushing past a jogger or a grocery shopper? Not so risky.
 
In sum: if you are infected, “Anyone you spend greater than 10 minutes with in a face-to-face situation is potentially infected.”
 
ErinBromage.com

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