What is a super spreader event?
There’s a reason public health officials are urging people to maintain social distancing and wear a face mask to prevent the spread of Covid-19: Being in close quarters can spread the virus rapidly, especially if there’s a person in the crowd who’s highly contagious.
Verifying super spreader events
Soccer game in Madrid, Spain, Feb. 19
Conference in Boston, Feb. 26-27
Prayer meeting in Mulhouse, France, February
Nursing home in Washington State, February-March
Birthday party in Westport, Connecticut, March
Choir practice in Washington State, May 10
Night clubs in Seoul, South Korea, May
Vegetable market in Chennai, India, May
University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, September
White House in Washington, D.C., September 26
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