COVID Odyssey: NZ New Year Fear 13 Post #940~ NZ COVID-19: An easier way to estimate Ro

In a previous post we used actual case numbers for the Omicron variant in New Zealand to estimate Ro. We found that case numbers may potentially triple in a two-day period. i.e. r = SQRT(3). To estimate Ro (the average number of people one person may infect without isolation over a 10-day infectious period), we…