Samuel Scarpino, assistant professor in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts
Scientist: Samuel Scarpino
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Samuel Scarpino about clusters & superspreading
Interview with Samuel Scarpino, assistant professor in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. What impact does the news about fresh vaccines for COVID-19 have on the importance of backward tracing? Samuel Scarpino: With the new vaccines, I think certainly the early signs are a lot more optimistic than most of us ...
Mix of COVID-19 cluster-busting with vaccine push may bring a new normal faster
Combining so-called “backward tracing” with traditional forward tracing to help identify source events of COVID-19 outbreaks has been cited as a potential way of better tracking the disease, as seen in some Asian countries. Now that vaccines are emerging on the scene, how can this concept be used for more effective cluster-busting?