Abstract It is generally agreed that striking a balance between resuming economic and social activities and keeping the effective reproductive number (R0) below 1 using non-pharmaceutical interventions is an important goal until and even after effective vaccines become available. Therefore, the need remains to understand how the virus is transmitted in order to identify high-risk environments and activities that disproportionately contribute to its spread so that effective preventative measures could be put in place.



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Citation: Cevik, Muge and Marcus, Julia and Buckee, Caroline and Smith, Tara, SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Dynamics Should Inform Policy (September 14, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3692807 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3692807