Just how prevalent is COVID-19, and how fast is the virus spreading? To answer these questions, you'll need a basic understanding of some common but crucial epidemological concepts, and Antiviral is here to help you develop that understanding,
In this episode, you'll learn about: R-naught and how it differs from Re, the effective R value; case-fatality rates and calculations as well as mortality rates; some defining factors of infectious disease presentations, including their incubation period, latent period, and serial intervals; different types of interventions that can be taken to slow the spread of a transmissible disease.
You can find the source material for this episode on the Harvard Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum Website.
Content Development: Harvard Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum
Narration: Ramie Fathy and Ramzie Fathy
Script Preparation: Ramie Fathy
Editing: Ramie Fathy
Modified with Permission from the Harvard Medical Student COVID-19 Curriculum Module 1: Basic Virology and Immunology
Original Content Authors: Jakub Glowala; Kiryung Kim; Katherine Nabel; Deborah Plana; Emily Rencsok.
Original Content Editor: Katherine McDaniel, MSc
Original Content Reviewers: Wolfram Goessling, MD, PhD; Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH; William Hanage, PhD; Rebecca Kahn, MS; James Hay, PhD