Population Density and Regional Differences Determine the Probability of COVID-19 Infection
Foundation of Food Safety and Security
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With the passage of almost two years since the outbreak of COVID-19, the characteristics of the infection have become clearer. It is now known that the peaks of infections recur approximately every four months, the probability of infection varies greatly by region, and the probability of infection correlates with population density.
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