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Alessandro Vespignani
Sternberg Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Health Sciences

Alessandro Vespignani in the Press

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Flu season is coming and COVID-19 is still here. Can disease forecasts tell them apart?

Flu season is coming and COVID-19 is still here. Can disease forecasts tell them apart?

If rich countries monopolize COVID-19 vaccines, it could cause twice as many deaths as distributing them equally

If rich countries monopolize COVID-19 vaccines, it could cause twice as many deaths as distributing them equally

How network science models can predict the next stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

How network science models can predict the next stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus was in the US in January. We need to understand how we missed it.

The coronavirus was in the US in January. We need to understand how we missed it.

Northeastern models are helping shape US COVID-19 policy

Northeastern models are helping shape US COVID-19 policy

‘Social distancing’ is only the first step toward stopping the COVID-19 pandemic
Shot of shoppers on spread-out chairs to prevent coronavirus spread

‘Social distancing’ is only the first step toward stopping the COVID-19 pandemic

Closing borders can delay, but can’t stop the spread of COVID-19, new report says
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Closing borders can delay, but can’t stop the spread of COVID-19, new report says

How can we stop the spread of misinformation about COVID-19? Better math.

How can we stop the spread of misinformation about COVID-19? Better math.

Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani and doctoral student Jessica Davis want to model how rumors about COVID spread.
How long can China’s mass quarantine stave off a coronavirus pandemic?

How long can China’s mass quarantine stave off a coronavirus pandemic?

The coronavirus outbreak is an international public health emergency. Here’s what that means.

The coronavirus outbreak is an international public health emergency. Here’s what that means.