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After trying to answer this for a while, I've reached the conclusion that the information needed to answer it satisfactorily doesn't exist. I'll go ahead and summarize my findings here for you though, hopefully it's informative. Different viruses infect different cells, and different people's immune systems are more or less successful at limiting infection, ...


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My question concerns the way that $d$ enters the SIR model, because I find it not so plausible: to consider all persons that are infected today and take a fraction $ν$ of them that will have recovered tomorrow. Well, it is in fact not very 'realistic' as you point out, but in the assumptions of the model, we see that the population has no ...


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I am not sure if I quite understand your question, but I think your problem is here: removal (and your d) is a rate (time/removal). It does not matter what time you choose; a day, a week, a year, as long as you adjust your c (which is /time) to same timescale. In other words, if you wish to use d over several days, you need to calculate your contacts over ...


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