Model of a Social Network (IMAGE) University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science Caption The figure shows a model of a social network. There are 150 individuals (the dots), whose social connections are marked by the lines between them. There are three categories: 1. Close contacts, e.g. household (yellow lines), 2. Regular contacts, e.g. work and adult friends (red lines) and 3. School contacts for children and children's friends (orange lines). The color of the dots marks the age -- darker = older. The most important knowledge derived from the research is that un-repeated contacts, e.g. from public transportation, represents a large risk of contamination in super spreader diseases like COVID-19. This is why the lockdown tool, which has been widely applied in battling the pandemic, has been extraordinarily efficient. Credit Bjarke Frost Nielsen/Kim Sneppen Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.