Preliminary estimation of the basic reproduction number of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, from 2019 to 2020: A data-driven analysis in the early phase of the outbreakBackgrounds: There has been a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) pneumonia outbreak in China since December 2019, and which spreads internationally. This is the first study to quantify the basic reproduction number, R0, of 2019-nCoV in the early phase of the outbreak. Methods: Accounting for the...www.biorxiv.org
Another one for your perusal.Interesting paper!
Beyond the conclusion quoted, the link, at top right, provides a link to the full paper with information of the derivation of the Laplace Transform used in the calculations.