Models and Responses

by Tucker62 @, Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020, 11:02 (290 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I agree that Mexico is doing a great job using science-based solutions tailored to local challenges. And I totally agree with your point about the community minded and socially responsible Mexican people being a huge advantage. To be clear, the linked article is a general overview, an Epidemiology For Dummies; it does a truly great job of teaching us about the terms we're hearing so much, e.g., R0 (R-nought), R, herd immunity, flattening the curve, etc. And it helps us understand exactly what we're trying to achieve with our lockdowns and social distancing, etc...and the consequences of not achieving it. My key take away is this: until a vaccine is found, scaled up, and delivered worldwide, we are in for a series of lockdowns and partial openings - the better we behave the shorter will be the lockdowns and the longer can be the openings. A good-looking maverick gunslinger isn't gonna ride into town and shoot this thing out of the air; we have to fight this thing as a team.

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