197 - What We’ve Learned About How COVID-19 Spreads

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By Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Before the pandemic, we didn’t know as much about how infectious respiratory diseases spread. New knowledge about COVID-19 can help us make informed decisions about risks but it has also led to mixed messages. Hopkins environmental epidemiologist Dr. Tom Burke and dean of the University of Colorado School of Public Health Dr. Jon Samet talk with Stephanie Desmon about a panel they recently led on airborne transmission of COVID-19. They talk about everything we’ve learned about how COVID spreads, the CDC’s changing guidance on “close contacts,” the riskiest settings for transmission, and how current guidance may be even more effective than a vaccine.

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