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### Economist article on coronavirus

R is a reference to R0, otherwise known as the basic reproductive rate, and means the number of new cases from a single patient infection. R0 has to be above 1 for a disease to persist. It is a ...
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### Economist article on coronavirus

R, the reproductive number, relates to the average number of (new) people that will get sick (infected) per person that is already sick. For instance, if $R=2$ and you start with a single infected ...
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### Calculating the mortality rate of a pandemic, e.g. coronavirus 2019-nCov?

This may not strike most as a bioinformatics, but getting the key clinical outcome is essential in understanding the molecular basis of pathogenicity. I think the mortality rate is over-reported. ...
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### Calculating the mortality rate of a pandemic, e.g. coronavirus 2019-nCov?

I was facing this problem in January when coming up with a methodology to forecast on the UrbanSurvival.com site. My solution - using low data collection was to use a daily rolling rate of infections ...

### Calculating the mortality rate of a pandemic, e.g. coronavirus 2019-nCov?

To add to Michael G.'s answer, there is a further wrinkle in the case of 2019-nCov that is due to the exponential growth in confirmed infections daily. That growth affects your second formula ...
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### Prediction model for spread of coronavirus

The original R0 calculation was developed in the early 1900s to model malaria transmission and is known as the Ross-MacDonald model so your idea is over 100 years old. The model was very famous for ...
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### Statistical approach to link DNA methylation with toxic element exposure and health outcome

Having given some thought to this, I'd still use machine learning. I would attempt to augment the negative controls however. Is there a suitable published data set? R program is caret but it high ...
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