Reduction of R value

Obviously we have not reduced the R value enough to start lifting the current restrictions this could be down to a number of factors. I think that it is important to specifically focus on targetting the areas where the rate of transmission between the general public it still high and share this information with the general public. These areas could be public transport, supermarket shopping, non compliance to segregation.
This would allow us to focus on these areas in changing our attitudes to bring this area of transmission down.

Why the contribution is important

Until we identify where the transmission is occurring at a high level then the general public will continue with their current habits without the knowledge of where change is required to suppress the current level of the rate of transmission. After 6 weeks ok lockdown and reduced rate of exposure to the virus the R number still appears to be to high. With the public knowingly or unknowingly gradually reducing their compliance we need to focus their awareness on specific areas where they need to change their habits and increase their awareness of the risks of transmission.

by dmcmanus55 on May 05, 2020 at 01:55PM

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  • Posted by Colin87 May 07, 2020 at 07:03

    I agree that we need to be told much more about current transmission routes and it is not good enough for the FM to say that she does not know. However recent figures suggest that care homes and hospitals are the main problem areas. It looks like general transmission in the public is very very low. We do need the TTI approach and should never have let it take a lower status to date
  • Posted by Takingstock May 09, 2020 at 10:21

    Reduction of R is so important in our need to breakout of this lockdown. We must simplify the definition of R. I also believe that communicating the geographic status of R will help as a benchmark
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