What numbers are key in fighting the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

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    Since the beginning of the pandemic numbers are playing an ever larger roll in our day to day lives and we have been encountering a number of statistics. Numbers inform our decision making. But which ones are actually useful? We introduce you to three key figures that a mathematical modeler uses to keep track of the current state of the pandemic.

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