What did we learn from our pandemic summer? 1. Situation matters more than temperature. It's getting colder now, but what matters is how that affects the way you live/interact, not so much the temperature itself.
Evidence suggests that damn near all COVID transmission happens indoors. This message brought to you by a generous grant from Big Firepit.
“Of 7,324 Chinese cases, only two—part of the same transmission event—could be linked to outdoor settings. A database of 20,000 cases found 461 associated with completely outdoor transmission—predominantly crowded events like markets and rallies.”
What did we learn from our pandemic summer? 2. Indoors is significantly riskier for transmission than outdoors. And that includes situations where you're mostly outside but then a smaller group goes inside.
"Where you choose to take your risks, and how, tells you something about not just the science, but your own values."
We’re still learning lots about COVID risk conditions, but ahead of winter, some patterns are clearer than others. A+ recap from , who highlights limits of what we “know” re: risk, & how to make assessments as best we can given these limitations.
What A Summer Of COVID-19 Taught Scientists About Indoor vs. Outdoor Transmission
What A Summer Of COVID-19 Taught Scientists About Indoor vs. Outdoor Transmission
"Overall, only 6 percent of all the cases in that database were linked to events that were either totally or partially outdoors." What A Summer Of COVID-19 Taught Scientists About Indoor vs. Outdoor Transmission
“Here we are, almost eight months into this pandemic, and it’s like you can’t even invite more than 150 people to sit next to each other unmasked in your rose garden without it turning into a major superspreader event.”
What A Summer Of COVID-19 Taught Scientists About Indoor vs. Outdoor Transmission