How to Build a SIR Model in 20 Minutes

Over the past several months the world has seen many different coronavirus models. Almost all of them follow the basic principles of splitting up a population into categories of Susceptible – Infected – Recovered. This type of compartmental model is called a SIR model, and it’s one of the most fundamental tools used by epidemiologists today. Even the most advanced models, guiding decisions worth hundreds of billions, flow from this straightforward approach. Today I’m going to show you how to build a functioning SIR model in 20 minutes or less.

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