Pandemic Status as of July 12, 2020

Contributed by DJ Darwin Bandoy, Ph.D. Candidate

California is in full lockdown again after a surge in cases. This is a consequence of opening too early when the cases are not fully suppressed. This requires people to wear masks, practice physical distancing, and a reduction of unnecessary travel. Heterogeneous properties of infection indicate super-spreading events as a key driver of the pandemic. We are in the middle of deriving interesting insights from this angle, using pathogen genomic data. I will be presenting interesting data soon.

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