2020, the year in which the general population fully realised how completely different the character of linear and exponential growth is…

@ties Me too, now it suddenly becomes an actual problem when putting numbers in context, making sense of charts and trends and understanding differences, such as differences per country, when they have a different starting date on the exponential curve, and differences in time in general.

Normally it's just theoretical examples as pieces of rice on a chessboard, but this is a showcase of math in the real world.

I really liked the 3Blue1Brown video on exponential growth:


Its also important to understand this isnt exponential growth, it is logistic, following the Verhurst equation with a Carrying Capacity that matches the herd immunity of the community.


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