The CoVID-19 pandemic is perhaps the first truly global event. Not only did it spread to the four corners of the world in record time, it directly impacted every aspect of our lives. Over the course of the past 18 months, no region of the world remained untouched and no aspect of our lives remained unaffected. We all know someone who was infected, hospitalized, or passed away.
In this course, we will explore the basics of epidemiology and the epidemic model in a practical and intuitive way.
We will leverage our understanding of Python and NetworkX to introduce the fundamental concepts and models of epidemic modeling and use them in conjunction with public datasets to better understand the way in which CoVID-19 is spreading, grasp concepts such as R0, herd immunity, and vaccine efficacy, the impact of seasonality, and different competing strains and understand the explore the consequences of our assumptions and interventions through simple simulations and models.
As the world braces for the next wave or variant, this tutorial will provide you with the hands-on tools to separate the hype from the facts.