## Introduction to epidemic modelling and application to the Covid-19 epidemic

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Mercredi 23 juin 2021
Mathilde Massard
(Université de Franche-Comté)

Introduction to epidemic modelling and application to the Covid-19 epidemic

In this presentation, we will begin with an introduction to epidemic modelling by presenting the SIR model. We will also introduce a fundamental tool in epidemiology, the basic reproduction number R_0, which is used to measure the potential for disease spread in a population. We will show its importance in terms of public health in particular in vaccination strategies. Then to illustrate this concept we will see a model of the current COVID-19 epidemic.