Contagion: The Spread of the Virus
00:02:11 - 00:04:02
  • Math → Algebra → Exponential Decay
  • Science → Epidemiology → Basic Reproduction Number
  • Math → Exponents → Power of 2

Dr. Cheever and Alan debate the severity of the virus and the steps taken to investigate it. Alan suspects that Dr. Cheever's organization is hiding knowledge because of a Facebook posted written by one of the organization's members. Alan then describes to the public an R0 of two. He indicates that the virus will grow at an exponential rate of 2, infecting a billion people within three months.

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