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New model calculates risk of COVID-19 transmission

Inspired by the Drake equation, fluid mechanics experts from the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering have developed a formula to answer the question of the moment: What determines someone’s chances of catching COVID-19?

In a paper published in the Physics of Fluids, the researchers present a mathematical model to estimate the risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19. Insights from this new model could help assess how well preventive efforts, like mask wearing and social distancing, are protecting us in different transmission scenarios.