r number

How worried should we be about a second wave?

30 June 2020 2:05 am

Now that we are two months past the peak of the UK coronavirus epidemic, many fear the emergence of a…

Do the experts believe in the R number?

17 May 2020 3:27 am

The R-number has been declared the most important metric in monitoring Covid in Britain. For young children to return to school…

Is the R number a flawed measure?

14 May 2020 8:31 pm

Boris Johnson’s address on Sunday was always going to be challenging. The effects of Covid-19 – in terms of its…