Dueling biological and social contagions

@article{Fu2017DuelingBA,
  title={Dueling biological and social contagions},
  author={Feng Fu and Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017},
  volume={7}
}
Numerous models explore how a wide variety of biological and social phenomena spread in social networks. However, these models implicitly assume that the spread of one phenomenon is not affected by the spread of another. Here, we develop a model of “dueling contagions”, with a particular illustration of a situation where one is biological (influenza) and the other is social (flu vaccination). We apply the model to unique time series data collected during the 2009 H1N1 epidemic that includes… 

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