What does the 'R Rate' really mean?


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We're back with a brand new series of the 'Oxford Sparks Big Questions Podcast'! And - in the Autumn of 2020 - where else could we start but with an episode answering a big question related to COVID-19?

We're all used to hearing a lot of pandemic terminology now, but it can be difficult to get to grips with exactly what all these terms mean. For instance, what does the 'R Rate' really mean? We asked Emmanuelle Dankwa, a statistical epidemiologist from Oxford's Department of Statistics, to help us bust some myths!

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