3Blue1Brown: Simulating an epidemic

Another video on epidemiology by Youtube creator I really like watching. In this video by 3Blue1Brown you will see a few variations of epidemiological agent-based model each of which explore various disease containment strategies. Also, this video is another chance to understand that disease tend to spread (exponentially) fast.

At least for me key take away is the effect of a small fraction of people who do not follow social distancing. Those who treat quarantine as a windfall holiday or as an infringement of their personal freedoms. While the curve will still be reasonably flattened, time to fully eradicate the disease grows much longer. This means that society as a whole will have to suffer even longer quarantine, which could result in various social, economical and other health-related side effects.

Don't be an idiot. Stay home.