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Covid-19 super-spreading events play ‘outsized role’ in disease transmission, say scientists – Hindustan Times

Covid-19 super-spreading events, in which one person infected with the novel coronavirus transmits it to many other people, play an “outsized role” in the overall…

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Covid-19 super-spreading events, in which one person infected with the novel coronavirus transmits it to many other people, play an “outsized role” in the overall spread of the disease, according to a new study which says preventing large gatherings could significantly curb the pandemic.
The study, published in the journal PNAS, assessed about 60 super-spreading events, revealing that events where one person infects more than six other people are much more common than would be expected if the transmission…

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