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COVID curve considered

I was impressed by the insightful and timely article, in the April 15 edition of the La Conner Weekly News, reporting on the rate of Covid-19 virus infection in Skagit County.

We are all learning, or should be learning, more every day about the spread of the disease, and the correlation with good health and sanitation practices, and the ever present health risk from human interaction.

I was never sure of what exponential growth meant.

This, too, we have learned: The epidemic “doubling time” is the rate or time it takes for a disease to infect twice the number of people.

It is a measure of expo...


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