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    Seminar Scientific Computing (Prof. Dr. Bruno Buonomo, University of Naples Federico II)

    Modeling vaccine hesitancy using a behavioral epidemiology approach
    Date: 06/30/2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: zoom video conference
    Organizer: Lehrstuhl für Mathematik IX (Wissenschaftliches Rechnen)
    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bruno Buonomo

    In the summer semester 2021, the lectures will take place as Zoom video conferences, Wednesdays at 14:00.


    We present some recent result regarding the study of the transmission of an infectious disease in presence of non mandatory vaccination.
    In particular, we use a behavioral epidemiology approach to assess the effects of vaccination hesitancy and refusal. A key tool is the information index, which mimics the idea that individuals take their decision on vaccination based not only on the present but also on the past information about the spread of the disease. We show that vaccination hesitancy and refusal may be better contained in case of large  information coverage and small memory characteristic time.
    We also show that self-sustained oscillations may arise from the behavioral change of individuals. The applications to the case of meningitis and COVID-19 will be presented.

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