Dr. Christoph Schwinghammer
I'm a surgeon, endoscopist, sportsman, photographer, webdesigner and blogger

COVID-19: The Math Behind Social Distancing

As we wait for scientists and healthcare professionals to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, there is another, more readily available tool at our disposal.

Social distancing, defined as measures taken to reduce physical contact, is the first line of defense for containing an infectious disease like COVID-19. That’s because these infections spread when people cough, sneeze, or touch surfaces on which the virus resides.

To help us grasp the impact these measures can actually have, the new visual capitalist infographic illustrates how a reduction in social exposure can theoretically contain the spread of infection.

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-math-behind-social-distancing/

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Christoph Schwinghammer

Christoph Schwinghammer

I'm a general surgeon and endoscopist, currently occupied at the Kepler University Hospital in Linz, Austria. Further I'm a sport enthusiast, amateur photographer and freelance web designer.

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