When R(t) is close to but not below 1 - do we still have exponential growth?


1,2,4,16... It starts small. Like a Bushfire. We need to control the Fire every stupid Second, and have Guards in the Lookouts.

Theres exponential growth in every Body too. So it Takes Time for us to get ill.

What i hate most it is use our Friends/Families Bodies to spread and everyone is loving on at the time we likely got the infection.

@jwildeboer I answered it depends because 1 is close to, but not below 1 ;P

@jwildeboer I assume you're assuming a constant R(t).

It's not exponential growth, it's quadratic! And without the ability to test everyone everyday, it's even impossible to know the real spread.

@erAck @RuiSeabra R(t) is calculated different. If it’s above 1, it’s exponential.



But the progression of growth is not exponential, exponential is constant growth, and that is not the case, it goes up and down, according to how the humans behave.

It's the difference between 'in theory' and 'in practice'.

@RuiSeabra No. It's why we use R(t) and not simple exponential equations. My statement is simple and correct. When R(t) is above 1, we are in exponential growth, when it is below 1, we are not.


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