2020 May 12, 12:19pm
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A study of COVID-19 outbreaks in China earlier this year found that the virus is spread far more easily indoors than outdoors.The findings raise the possibility that when authorities begin to relax shelter-in-place restrictions, some services — for example, restaurants or gyms — could resume at first as outdoor venues, assuming physical distancing measures were maintained.For the study, which is not peer-reviewed and therefore not suitable as a guidance for clinical practice, researchers from three universities — the University of Hong Kong, Southeast University and Tsinghua University — identified 318 COVID-19 outbreaks involving 1,245 confirmed cases between Jan. 4 and Feb. 11. For the study’s purposes, an outbreak was defined as a cluster of three or more cases in which a common index patient is suspected.The large majority of the outbreaks occurred at home (79.9%) and involved three to five cases. Public transport was the next highest source of outbreaks (34% — note that many outbreaks involved more than one venue category). Other venues included restaurants and cafeterias, entertainment (gyms, teahouses, barbershops), shopping (malls and markets) and miscellaneous.The researchers concluded that the findings confirmed that sharing indoor space carries a major risk of infection. ...Strikingly, only one instance of outdoor transmission — involving two men talking together in the village of Shangqiu, Henan province — was found “among our 7,324 identified cases in China with sufficient descriptions.”
So far in Santa Cruz County: 1. 2 murdered 2. 1 killed by a shark 3. 2 died from the Wuhan virus.
The public health response is pure bullshit at this point
The more effective the public health response is, the more useless they appear in hindsight. See it never really got that bad, wasn't worth it, some will think.
Has there been even one proven instance of transmission of the Wuhan virus outdoors in the US?
If only we had more of a social democracy like Sweden does.
I keep hearing what a great job Sweden has done maybe we should look at how it worked so well for them and emulate those qualities?
We should emulate them in some ways, such as not shutting down country because of a common cold.
I guess Nancy pelosi's street party in China Town wasn't such a big deal after all.
logic saysI guess Nancy pelosi's street party in China Town wasn't such a big deal after all.no, just deeply hypocritical as compared to her rhetoric.
This is on topic. Key words street party(think outside). Is the topic not about how hard it is for virus to be transmitted outside?