Cracking Open Dr. Henry’s Model for Taming the Pandemic
This math machine informs life-saving decisions. Watch how it works, and the brains behind it.
Is it possible to predict how people will act in a pandemic?
Learn about the intricate equation devised by experts including mathematicians Dr. Caroline Colijn of Simon Fraser University and Dr. Daniel Coombs of the University of British Columbia.
Colijn and Coombs explain the advantages and limitations of Dynamic Compartmental Modelling. By incorporating separate tracks for people who do and don’t distance, they are able to capture realistic population behaviour. This is key to creating an accurate model, fighting the contact threshold, and preventing explosive growth in BC’s COVID-19 outbreak.