Prepare for a Second Wave

One of the most popular videos on Twitter this week has been of a sixty-something PhD in quantum chemistry calmly explaining on Wednesday night how even seemingly tiny increases in the rate of infection of the SARS-CoV-2 could potentially overwhelm intensive care units capacity in her country. Anything below 1 means the the virus is under control while anything above — that is, one infected person is passing it on to more than one other person on average — is an indicator that the epidemic is still progressing. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was highlighting that if the reproducti.....

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