What is exponential growth?

This post will attempt to answer the following questions:

  1. What does exponential growth mean?
  2. Why is everyone so freaked out about the coronavirus when more people died of the flu this year?

Let’s say I offered you the following proposition. Would you rather I gave you;

  1. One penny on day one, two pennies on day two, four pennies on day three, and continue to double every day for 30 days or
  2. $1,000,000.
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When can I get out of isolation?

This post will answer these questions:

  1. How long do I have to isolate myself if I get sick with COVID-19?
  2. I heard 7 days and I heard 14 days, what’s the deal with that?
  3. What if I am still coughing?

It’s been a bit up and down for me down here in the basement.  Yesterday afternoon, I had a couple hours where I didn’t feel great.  It was nothing terrible, just a bit more of ick  than the day before.  An hour in bed and it passed. I hope it’s the last gasp of the dying coronavirus particles.  This morning my usual coughing fits are not intense.  This all has brought into the fore the question of when I can be released from my maximum security prison.  Granted I will only be paroled to house arrest like the rest of the country, but I’ve got to get out of this basement.  

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