What Is the Coronavirus’s R0 and Why Does It Matter?

What Is the Coronavirus's R0 and Why Does It Matter? 1If you want to describe how an infectious disease spreads, one handy number is what epidemiologists call R0 (“R naught”), the disease’s basic reproductive number. Right now, scientists are trying to figure out the R0 for the new coronavirus from Wuhan, China. So far, it seems to be a little bit higher than for the…

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