Does anyone have a recommended textbook, video course, etc?

I'm doing my best to make sense of what's happening with COVID-19, mostly by making simple exponential models under simplified assumptions. But it seems like I could be doing better than that, if I knew just slightly more of the basics.

Furthermore, I keep hearing people use epidemiological words (like RO (R0?)), that I understand in a basic way, but I don't have an intuition for. I would like to have clear explanations so that I can make up exercises for myself , and have a sense of how the variables relate to each other.

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https://www.coursera.org/learn/epidemiology is quite nice. It's basic, introduces the terminology, but doesn't really cover thinks like the reproduction number AFAIK.

I'm currently focusing on molecular stuff but after that I plan to start reading Rothman's "Epidemiology: An Introduction", which I've seen broadly recommended as the gateway drug to Rothman et al's "Modern Epidemiology", which is the standard textbook on the subject. So either of those might be worth a look?

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