How SARS-CoV2 Spreads: Infection = Exposure x Time

May 15, 2020
Grace Halsey
Grace Halsey

A blog post on COVID-19 transmission by a US biology professor at UMass Dartmouth went viral this week. Find out what your patients are reading and test yourself, too.

A May 6th blog written on the science of COVID-19 transmission went viral almost over night. The blog, titled The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them, was written by Erin S. Bromage, PhD, a comparative immunologist and professor of biology (specializing in immunology) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Using examples published in several countries, including China, since the start of the outbreak, Dr Bromage illustrates in plainspoken terms the risks and where they will wait for us as we move toward being together again, in close quarters.

Dr Bromage notes that his post was inspired by an article that appeared on the web site Quilette, titled COVID-19 Superspreader Events in 28 Countries: Critical Patterns and Lessons