Beach ‘super-spreader’ myth: Don’t panic, Costa Rica

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Photo of crowded Bournemouth beach by Dami Akinbode via Unsplash
Bournemouth Pier. Photo by Dami Akinbode on Unsplash

Do Costa Ricans need to worry about super-spreader crowds at our beaches?

“There were no outbreaks linked to public beaches. There’s never been a Covid-19 outbreak linked to a beach, ever, anywhere in the world, to the best of my knowledge,” says Professor Mark Woolhouse, an epidemiologist at Edinburgh University.

In a recent Guardian article, Archie Bland explains why the outrage over supposedly COVID-spreading crowds at a Bournemouth beach last summer was based on fear, not facts. In reality, shaming people off of beaches may have created more COVID cases than if beachgoers had been left alone.

Read the full article on The Guardian.