Complex networks: Don’t call in sick

Intuition informs a widespread policy of epidemic response, replacing infected workers in classrooms or hospitals with healthy substitutes. But modelling now suggests that this mechanism may be a key factor in the accelerated spread of an epidemic.

 

Complex networks: Don’t call in sick

Thilo Gross
Nature Physics 12, 995–996 (2016) doi:10.1038/nphys3939

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