Study suggests R rate for tracking pandemic should be dropped in favour of ‘nowcasts’Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes News

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When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in 2020, the R rate became well-known shorthand for the reproduction of the disease. Yet a new study suggests it’s time for ‘A Farewell to R’ in favor of a different approach based on the growth rate of infection rather than contagiousness.