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Super-spreaders could be key to controlling COVID-19 – Sydney Morning Herald

Mounting evidence suggests the vast majority of coronavirus cases may be spread by as little as 10 per cent or fewer of those infected..

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“Were concerned that weve created a monster. ‘R’ does not tell us what we need to know to manage this,” Mark Woolhouse, an infectious-diseases expert at the University of Edinburgh, told the journal, Nature.
The data suggests that if we can find those so-called super-spreaders, we may be able to control the infection much more efficiently.
Local examples of super-spreaders abound.
A single hospitality worker who worked at multiple social venues was linked to one of Melbournes first major clus…

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