201 - Overdispersion of COVID-19: Why A Small Percentage of People May Be Responsible for the Majority of Transmission

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High profile instances show up in the news as “super spreader” events, but there’s evidence that the phenomenon of “overdispersion” could be much more common. Infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Justin Lessler and doctoral student Kyra Grantz talk with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the biological and social contributors to overdispersion, and what it could mean for public health strategy.

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