This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic

I’ve heard many explanations for these widely differing trajectories over the past nine months—weather, elderly populations, vitamin D, prior immunity, herd immunity—but none of them explains the timing or the scale of these drastic variations. But there is a potential, overlooked way of understanding this pandemic that would help answer these questions, reshuffle many of the current heated arguments, and, crucially, help us get the spread of COVID-19 under control… More here.

Decent article.

One thought on “This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic

  1. I don’t know that what the article talks about is surprising or new although I do think that R is overplayed. It’s pretty obvious that enclosed areas with lots of people have a much higher risk factor. All it takes is one highly contagious person. And especially if the other people are at higher risk, such as the elderly and/or people with preexisting conditions. Isn’t that why gathering sizes are limited?

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