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Gabriela Gomes: Why Herd Immunity May Be at Hand

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Our guest is Gabriela Gomes, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde. She specializes in population dynamics and the modeling of herd immunity and her recent work suggests covid-19 herd immunity may be at hand. We discuss how herd immunity thresholds are estimated and why she thinks classic models are flawed and must incorporate ...

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Our guest is Gabriela Gomes, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde. She specializes in population dynamics and the modeling of herd immunity and her recent work suggests covid-19 herd immunity may be at hand. We discuss how herd immunity thresholds are estimated and why she thinks classic models are flawed and must incorporate a measure of variation in individual susceptibility.

SHOW NOTES

  • Gabriela Gomes, PhD: Twitter and website

  • Gomes et al. (May 2020 paper), "Individual Variation in Susceptibility or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Lowers the Herd Immunity Threshold" in MedRxiv

  • Aguas et al. (July 2020 paper), "Herd Immunity Thresholds for SARS-CoV-2 Estimated from Unfolding Epidemics" in Medrxiv

  • Britton et al., "A Mathematical Model Reveals the Influence of Population Heterogeneity on Herd Immunity to SARS-CoV-2" in Science (open access)

  • Kevin Hartnett, "The Tricky Math of COVID-19 Herd Immunity" in Quanta Magazine

  • Fine et al., "'Herd Immunity': A Rough Guide" in Clinical Infectious Disease (open access)

  • Watch the episode on YouTube

 

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