Buzzfeed Article Examines “Superspreader” Events

Buzzfeed interviewed SPH's Dr. Mark Dworkin, professor of epidemiology, on "superspreader" events in Chicago, in which large scale transmission of COVID-19 took place.  Dworkin cautioned that mass changes to public life are difficult to communicate and accomplish without overwhelming evidence.

Dr. Mark Dworkin, an epidemiology professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, noted that it was important not to refer to people as “super-spreaders” but to instead acknowledge how funerals and birthday parties are the kinds of events that allow for super-spreading.

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