the importance of R number and testing
Not really and idea, more of an observation. The R number will vary across Scotland and will be higher in hot spots. By testing key workers or hospital admissions only the number of infections will surely be higher eg in Care homes. Why have there been limited (if any?) tests carried out across the population, sampling randomly? By building up a picture across the country the base rate of infection would then be established. Actual but random numbers are surely more reliable when calculating R0
Why the contribution is important
Establishing a more reliable R0 to aid decisions regarding lock down easing.
by eesupcarefully on May 08, 2020 at 03:51PM