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It's not over. Maintain Caution. Keep Wearing Masks, Distancing and Washing.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:36 PM | Heather Rabinowitz (Administrator)

Excerpted from THE RISKS - KNOW THEM, AVOID THEM
https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them

Birthday parties / funerals
: Just to see how simple infection-chains can be, this is a real story from Chicago. The name is fake. Bob was infected but didn't know. Bob shared a takeout meal, served from common serving dishes, with 2 family members. The dinner lasted 3 hours. The next day, Bob attended a funeral, hugging family members and others in attendance to express condolences. Within 4 days, both family members who shared the meal are sick. A third family member, who hugged Bob at the funeral became sick. But Bob wasn't done. Bob attended a birthday party with 9 other people. They hugged and shared food at the 3 hour party. Seven of those people became ill.

But Bob’s transmission chain wasn’t done. Three of the people Bob infected at the birthday went to church, where they sang, passed the tithing dish etc. Members of that church became sick. In all, Bob was directly responsible for infecting 16 people between the ages of 5 and 86. Three of those 16 died.

The spread of the virus within the household and back out into the community through funerals, birthdays, and church gatherings is believed to be responsible for the broader transmission of COVID-19 in Chicago. (ref).

About the Author:
  https://www.erinbromage.com/post/about-the-author-professor-erin-bromage


   

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