Population distribution can greatly impact COVID-19 spread, study finds
- October 2, 2020
- Carter Butts, sociology, Medical Xpress, Oct. 2, 2020
"Social networks aren't smooth and tidy. They're rough and irregular, so diseases
like COVID-19 that are transmitted through intensive contact can spread very unevenly,"
said co-author Carter Butts, UCI professor of sociology. "This results in some communities
getting hit much earlier and a lot harder than others, even within the same area.
Those different experiences can shape individuals' understanding of infection risk,
impact their willingness to take protective actions, and potentially stress healthcare
delivery systems in ways that are not captured well by standard epidemiological projections."
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