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It is pointed out that estimates of disease transmission parameters based on the final size of an epidemic are unsatisfactory when all susceptibles are infected and that this is an event with a substantial probability for communities of practical interest. We propose a method for estimating the transmission rate for such highly infectious diseases under the(More)
This paper examines whether the significance test described in the paper Equidistant Letter Sequences in the Book of Genesis by Witztum, Rips and Rosenberg was carried out in accordance with accepted procedure, and whether the distance metric used accomplishes its stated purpose. In the light of that examination, it appears that the conclusion of the paper(More)
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