The Virus anybody else done the maths

drdel

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We won’t know what the new normal death rate is whilst the social interaction is severely curbed.

Equally, there are a number of diseases around that have been here for hundreds of years. I do wonder if we will just have to learn to live with a new ‘Smallpox’ that might flare up.
If we looked at a ‘standard’ model for an epidemic they mostly look something like this..

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(S = those susceptible; I= number infected, R=those individuals who have been infected and then 'removed' from the disease, either due to antibodies or death. Those in this category are not able to be infected again or to transmit the infection to others.)

Were the UK’s data to be like the red line (and the 7day moving average is pretty similar I'd suggest) there’s about another 6 to 8 weeks before we will start to reaching diminishing returns. Hopefully that would enable society to 'return' to a new normal with a vaccine or therapy intervention!
 

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If we looked at a ‘standard’ model for an epidemic they mostly look something like this..

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(S = those susceptible; I= number infected, R=those individuals who have been infected and then 'removed' from the disease, either due to antibodies or death. Those in this category are not able to be infected again or to transmit the infection to others.)

Were the UK’s data to be like the red line (and the 7day moving average is pretty similar I'd suggest) there’s about another 6 to 8 weeks before we will start to reaching diminishing returns. Hopefully that would enable society to 'return' to a new normal with a vaccine or therapy intervention!
Don't know what's on your y axis but Spain is only reporting a 5% rate of antibodies in the population and ours are probably not dissimilar.
 

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Don't know what's on your y axis but Spain is only reporting a 5% rate of antibodies in the population and ours are probably not dissimilar.
I was really just thinking about the shape and the tail off rate. The dependent variable is just to show proportionality. The theory is also assuming full knowledge across the population, 100% testing so a bit abstract - as with all mathematical propositions 👍👍
 

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Number of UK daily deaths....
12th Apr....686
19th Apr....498
26th Apr...420
3rd May.....315
10th May...268
Today........170
Today's number will jump a bit because of the weekend lag and N Ireland data had a gliche.

I'd estimate the death curve to be a somewhat flattened Euler distribution which means the 'tail' may be quite stretched.
 

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Number of UK daily deaths....
12th Apr....686
19th Apr....498
26th Apr...420
3rd May.....315
10th May...268
Today........170
Comparing the same day of the week as you've done recently helps to remove some the reporting timeline uncertainty 👍

And good to see the new cases below 3K for first time in ages. Long may that continue to fall 🤞
 
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Ultimately they are both important.
Does anyone have any insight into why no new cases numbers were published for UK yesterday?

They got themselves in a real muddle over this - its all do to their reporting of cases under pillar 1, 2 etc - and then reassigning cases to different pillars at a later data (i know more confusion) so there numbers don't align
(they actually lost cases yesterday from the previous day)

The actual new number is around 2,500 - so coming down

Hate to say it - I suspect we may be seeing something of a goal-seeking approach to testing and reporting to make sure the numbers stay on this downward trend
 
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