Home Isolation – Day 8

Hello All. Monday, day 8 of isolation. Back to remote work. Trying to be as productive as possible. Got some fresh air in today on a walk with my daughter, I so look forward to this even though it was -4 Celsius. This would be so much easier if it was the middle of the summer. What is everyone else doing to make the days more enjoyable?

I leave you with this information on how the spread of viruses are calculated by organizations like the CDC and the WHO. To estimate how easily a virus spreads, scientists calculate its “basic reproduction number,” or R0 (pronounced R-not). R0 predicts the number of people who can catch a given bug from a single infected person, Live Science previously reported. Currently, the R0 for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, is estimated at about 2.2, meaning a single infected person will infect about 2.2 others, on average. By comparison, the flu has an R0 of 1.3.

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