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R0 for COVID-19 research

2020-05-21 14:36:37.456214+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

R0 for Covid-19 research: An early estimate and policy implications Avinash Dixit, Princeton University

Introduction If any pandemicspread faster than Covid-19, it is that of research about Covid-19: its epidemiology, the structure of the virus, development of vaccines, antibodies and treatments, its economic and political consequences, and so on. Covid-19 spread at the rapid rate of air travel, but research about it is spreading at the evenfaster speed of the internet. This alarming development calls for research into this new pandemic, and some thinking about how to cope with it. Here I makea start by using some data to calculate the R for it. Then I offer some preliminary and highly speculative policy recommendations.

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