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  • The price of anarchy: How contagion spreads

    Fox News - 08/01/2013

    Physicist Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern University in Boston, who was not involved with the study, called it an interesting contribution to scientists’ understanding of social behavior and of how people adapt to learning of an epidemic. Still, “many elements of realism are still missing in the modeling approaches,” Vespignani cautioned. More studies are needed “to fully understand the effects of behavioral reactions in the spreading of large-scale epidemics,” he said.

     

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