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A Research Perspective: COVID-19 by Bader Philanthropies Research Associate, Ben Callif

April 6, 2020
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March 2020 Research Update

It’s been nearly 4 months now since the first cases were reported in Wuhan, and researchers are compiling data at break-neck speed. The first vaccines are already being tested in humans and some countries (like China and South Korea) have essentially contained the spread. Fortunately, the United States is behind the curve and we are just starting to see the initial spread. Unfortunately, people in general have a very difficult time understanding the reality of exponential growth.

For example, imagine an enclosure with two rabbits in it. If the number of rabbits doubles every day, and it takes 6 days to fill the entire enclosure, how many days will it take for the enclosure to be half full of rabbits?

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