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Why COVID-19 infection curves behave so unexpectedly

Why COVID-19 infection curves behave so unexpectedly

Most epidemics show infection curves with a typical S-shape. The COVID-19 outbreak, however, shows most infection curves exhibiting a linear growth after the first peak. Scientists at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna extend traditional models by describing the spread of disease as so-called cluster transmission. In this way, they are able to explain the typical linear shape of curves.

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