Models Show How COVID-19 Cuts a Neighborhood Path
Photo: Thomas et al., 2020, PNAS
The coronavirus doesn't spread uniformly through a community.
But in the world of disease modeling, many projections take a high-level approach to a geographic area, like a county or state, and forecast based on a general idea that a virus will take root and spread at an equal rate until it reaches its peak of infection.
A research team led by UC Irvine and the University of Washington has created a new model of coronavirus diffusion through a community. This approach, published Sept. 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...