If you were to find yourself in a group of ten people in the US capital Washington today, the risk that one person has Covid-19 would be 18 percent. The equivalent figure in Paris is 32 percent.
That’s according to a dashboard developed by a team of US scientists that allows people to assess the risk of attending gatherings where they live using real-time infection data.
The tool, developed by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology, provides district level Covid-19 transmission rates for the United States and selected European countries, and can be viewed here: https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/
The team behind it published a paper about their work in the journal Nature Human Behaviour this week, where they wrote it “provides data-driven information to help individuals and policy makers make prudent decisions (for exampl