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The R0 of Monkeypox has traditionally been less than 1 which means it usually peters out on it's own. R1 means means 1 person will infect 1 other person. meaning the virus will persist but not grow. Anything above 1 means one person will infect more than 1 person and the infection is growing. The original strain of covid had an R value of around 4. Meaning one person would infect 4 others. It grew pretty slow and infected in waves. Omicron had an R value of 23 and we saw how fast that spread, in a matter of weeks it seemed like everyone had it. Monkeypox is actually pretty hard to catch and requires some pretty heavy physical contact with body fluids and sores.