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The Database in the Media

  • Toronto Star: Where are people getting COVID-19? A global crowdsourced database provides some clues
  • The Guardian: Coronavirus: easing several lockdown rules at once could boost virus, say UK scientists
  • Washington Post: A year into the pandemic, it’s even more clear that it’s safer to be outside
  • Washington Post: ‘Superspreading’ events, triggered by people who may not even know they are infected, propel coronavirus pandemic
  • Atlantic: We Need to Talk about Ventilation
  • Vox: How superspreading is fueling the pandemic — and how we can stop it
  • Globe and Mail: It’s time to take aim at superspreader events
  • CityNews: Researchers taking COVID-19 data analysis into their own hands
  • Economist: A minority of people with covid-19 account for the bulk of transmission
  • Emory University: Data Resources for SARS-CoV-2
  • Covid-19 Data Dispatch: Your Thanksgiving could be a superspreading event
  • Global Investigative Journalism Network: Tracking the Superspreader Events Driving the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • New Zealand Productivity Commission: The small numbers problem: distinguishing good luck from good performance
  • New Scientist: Finding coronavirus superspreaders may be key to halting a second wave
  • Becker's Hospital Review: Stopping 'superspreaders' could slam brakes on pandemic, professor says
  • Science Magazine: Why do some COVID-19 patients infect many others, whereas most don’t spread the virus at all?
  • Marginal Revolution: Database of 1,100 superspreading events
  • Independent SAGE: Review of Scientific Evidence on 2-Metre versus 1-Metre Social Distancing
  • Huffington Post: What Are Super-Spreader Events – And How Can You Avoid Them?
  • Smithsonian Magazine: What Super-Spreading Events Teach Us About Protecting Ourselves From COVID-19
  • The Guardian: As more local lockdowns begin, the hard truth is there's no return to 'normal' 
  • Financial Times: Schools play limited role in spread of Covid-19, studies signal