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Why Networks Matter in Models of Epidemics: Scott E. Page and Abigail Jacobs

Natural Scienc, Humanities/Social Sciences

Thematic Area
Chemistry/Biology, Political science (international relations, international governance), Simulations of physical behaviors (computer science, biomedicine, mathematics, mechanics), Sociology and Philosophy, Systems thinking-Theoretical framework and assessment

The video describes the role of networks in the spread of epidemics, discussing the second order effects of social interactions, contact tracing, and super-spreaders.

Points of Strength
The video is accessible to a diversified audience as it adopts a well-balanced language between technicalism and everyday talk. The speakers are experts and well versed in the topic and they can effectively engage students into understanding how complex systems and social networks work in the spread of epidemics.