Re: UK+ USA's spiking again
comparing raw numbers is wrong
70k in the us is small 7 in the holy see is large
the nyumbers that matter are test positive rate, R (not R0) and per population numbers, this is slightly better for comparison, but still, other factors come into play, and SARS-CoV-2 is new and we dont know the long term effects, immune response, or much about it yet
They have narrowed down R0 between 1.4 and 3.9, with at 2.24, this is the base reproductive rate of the virus.
Each state them puts in place its controls and restrictions that limit the infecable population available to the virus to determine R, so to decrease the spread of the virus, you are looking at needing at least 55% of the population unable to transmit, bringing your R to below 1.