In viral studies, what is the meaning of “R0” and why is that important?

How is RO important when trying to understand viruses and why is it important for that number to be as low as possible?

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The R0 value is a measure of how infectious a given virus is. So if a virus has an R0 value of 7, a person with the virus will spread it to an average of 7 people.

It applies to a group of people that never had the infection and are not vaccinated. So basically how would the infection spread through a population that has no immunity to it. It is also pronounced R naught.

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