Tom Britton: Basic reproduction numbers, effective reproduction numbers and herd immunity

Time: Wed 2020-05-27 15.15 - 16.00

Lecturer: Tom Britton, Stockholms universitet

Location: Zoom, registration required

Abstract

We start by defining some basic concepts for the simplest epidemic model and then extend the results to a wider class of epidemic models allowing for some population heterogeneities. We end by showing an important new result: the disease-induced herd immunity level \(h_D\) is smaller than the classical herd immunity level \(h_C=1-1/R_0\).

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