In Nature Communications: The counterintuitive implications of superspreading diseases
Superspreading is known to have played an important role in the transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2. In this Comment in Nature Communications, PandemiX researchers discuss how knowledge of the extent and cause of superspreading is important for designing appropriate control measures for emerging infectious diseases.
B.F.N., K.S., and L.S. acknowledge financial support from the Danish National Research Foundation (grant No. DNRF170). B.F.N. also acknowledges financial support from the Carlsberg Foundation in the form of an Internationalization Fellowship (grant No. CF23-0173). The authors would like to thank Robert J. Taylor, who is sadly no longer with us, for his contributions to research into the superspreading phenomenon.