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Clone of SIRD Epidemic Model with Suppression Policies

This is the third in a series of models that explore the dynamics of infectious diseases. This model looks at the impact of two types of suppression policies. 
Press the simulate button to run the model with no policy.  Then explore what happens when you set up a lockdown and quarantining policy by changing the settings below.  First explore changing the start date with a policy duration of 60 days.

Epidemic COVID-19 SIR

  • 8 months 1 week ago

Clone of A Simple SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Recovered) Example

Jon Ford
This is a first example of a simple SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Recovered) model.

There are three pools of individuals: those who are infected (without them, no disease!), the pool of those who are at risk (susceptible), and the recovered -- who may lose their immunity and become susceptible again.

A comparable model in Mathematica is available at

SIR Math Modeling Mat375

  • 1 year 5 months ago

Clone of Coronavirus: A Simple SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Recovered) with death

Jon Ford
Spring, 2020: in the midst of on-line courses, due to the pandemic of Covid-19.

With the onset of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, we focus on SIRD models, which might realistically model the course of the disease.
We start with an SIR model, such as that featured in the MAA model featured in
Without mortality, with time measured in days, with infection rate 1/2, recovery rate 1/3, and initial infectious population I_0=1.27x10-4, we reproduce their figure
With a death rate of .005 (one two-hundredth of the infected per day), an infectivity rate of 0.5, and a recovery rate of .145 or so (takes about a week to recover), we get some pretty significant losses -- about 3.2% of the total population.

SIR Math Modeling Mat375 COVID-19 Coronavirus SIRD

  • 1 year 5 months ago

Clone of A Sleek, non-dimensionalized SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Recovered) model

Jiangkun Wang
This is an example of an SIR (Susceptible, Infected, Recovered) model that has been re-parameterized down to the bare minimum, to illustrated the dynamics possible with the fewest number of parameters.

We're rescaled this SIR model, so that time is given in infection rate-appropriate time units, "rates" are now ratios of rates (with infectivity rate in the denominator), and populations are considered proportions (unfortunately InsightMaker doesn't function properly if I give them all values from 0 to 1, which sum to 1 -- so, at the moment, I give them values that sum to 100, and consider the results percentages).

The new display includes the asymptotics: the three sub-populations will tend to fixed values as time goes to infinity; the infected population goes to zero if the recovery rate is greater than the infectivity rate -- i.e., the disease dies out.

Note the use of a "ghost" stock (for Total Population), which I think is a pretty cool idea. It cuts down on the number of arcs in the model graph.

A comparable model in Mathematica is available at

SIR Math Modeling Mat375 Non-dimensionalize

  • 1 year 1 month ago