Super-spreading Events: Lessons from India on Containment of COVID-19, Co-Hosted by Johns Hopkins India Institute

Post Date: 
2020-11-09

As global COVID-19 caseloads accelerate and winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, a study in India may have delivered some key insights into the disease’s transmission. The study, co-authored by Hopkins scientist Brian Wahl, leveraged India’s extensive contact tracing to conduct the world’s largest epidemiological study of the pandemic to date, shedding new light on the nature and impact of super-spreading events, how and why the majority of the world’s cases are occurring in low-resource contexts, and other significant findings. Join Jennifer Nuzzo, Senior Scholar at the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, for a conversation with Dr. Wahl and Dr. Sanjay Mehendale, Director of Research at PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Center in Mumbai, on what we can learn from India about pandemic safety.