COVID Odyssey: NZ New Year Fear 11 Post #938~ NZ COVID-19: Can Ro be 30% higher than Re?

In this post we revisit theoretical case numbers for the OMICRON COVID-19 variant in New Zealand to estimate Ro. We assume a daily increase in case numbers of r = SQRT(3) without isolation and calculate what value of r will produce this result with isolation. We use Goal Seek in Excel to find that r…