Monday, March 8, 2021

Tag: So What If R0 IS 5?

So What If R0 IS 5?

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

There’s a non-peer-reviewed alleged “medical” paper floating around that claims the new coronavirus has a R0 of approximately 5.

This is is wildly beyond anything expected in a flu-type virus; it greatly surpasses the Spanish Flu, for example (about double!), and is roughly four times the transmission rate of the “common” seasonal flu.  It is up there with Mumps and Rubella.

I’m not buying this.