EPIDEMIC SPREADING

Don’t close the gates

It seems obvious that restricting travel should help prevent the surge of epidemics. But a new mathematical analysis now demonstrates that mobility often reduces the heterogeneity in population distributions, thereby lowering the epidemic risk.

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Scarpino, S.V. Don’t close the gates. Nature Phys 14, 331–333 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41567-017-0028-1

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