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Human agency and infection rates: Implications for social distancing during epidemics

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Social distancing is an important measure in controlling epidemics. This paper presents a simple theoretical model focussed on the implications of the wide range in interaction rates between individuals, both within the workplace and in social settings. The model is based on well-mixed populations and so is not intended for studying geographic spread. The model shows that epidemic growth rate is largely determined by the upper interactivity quantiles of society, implying that the most efficie...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS One More from this journal
Volume:
15
Issue:
12
Article number:
e0243699
Publication date:
2020-12-15
Acceptance date:
2020-11-27
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1149908
Local pid:
pubs:1149908
Deposit date:
2020-12-15

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