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From: Similarities between pandemics and cancer in growth and risk models

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The exponential and limited growth in log–lin and lin–lin representation. (a) log–lin plot of the cumulative incidence, N(t) and the pandemic curve, the new infected persons per day: \(\dot{N}\equiv \frac{dN}{dt}\cong \frac{\Delta N}{\Delta t}\) for \(\Delta t< \tau\). The values: R, \({t}_{inf}\) and \({\dot{N}}_{max}\) depend on τ and M. (b) lin–lin plot of (a). The black line in (b) is the so-called S-curve, not visible in the log–lin plot. The small values are not visible to the human eye, if presented with large ones in a lin–lin plot.

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