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What’s a pirate’s favourite number in epidemiology? 🏴☠️ Arrrrrr 0! (Sorry, couldn’t help it!)
R0 (pronounced R-nought) measures how contagious an infectious agent – such as a virus – is. A bigger R0 means more people infected, and a faster spread of the virus. 🦠📈
Swipe through to learn more about R0 and the spread of COVID. Yes, the post has math, but we promise it’s worth it!
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What’s a pirate’s favourite number in epidemiology? Arrrrrr 0! 🏴☠️ (Sorry, couldn’t help it!)— ScienceUpFirst | LaScienceD'abord (@ScienceUpFirst) August 25, 2021
Check out this thread to learn about R0 and how it helps us understand the spread of a virus.#TakeScience #ScienceUpFirst
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