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Uncertainty and the management of epidemics

“I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.” ―Albert Camus, The Plague

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Fig. 1: The effect of R0, and immunity duration on disease burden and trajectory.
Fig. 2: Quantifying parametric uncertainty and decisions.

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Shea, K., Bjørnstad, O.N., Krzywinski, M. et al. Uncertainty and the management of epidemics. Nat Methods 17, 867–868 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-020-0943-4

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