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“A southern Oregon community was recently devastated by two coronavirus outbreaks that killed seven people and caused hundreds to quarantine fearing they had been exposed to the virus,” Katie Shepherd writes at The Washington Post. “But unlike headline-grabbing outbreaks that have led to deaths elsewhere in the United States, these covid-19 clusters did not spring from a ‘superspreader event.’ Instead, public health officials say a single person who went to work sick sparked the spread through ‘super spreader actions.’ Douglas County officials said last week that a person knowingly went to work while suffering symptoms and later tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Two recent outbreaks in the county, which were reported by the Oregonian on Tuesday, were traced back to that individual and the ensuing infections forced hundreds of county residents into self-quarantine.” Katie Shepherd, “Sick Oregon worker sparked covid outbreak that killed 7, forced 300 to quarantine,” The Washington Post

Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...