Impact of assortative mixing by mask-wearing on the propagation of epidemics in networks

  title={Impact of assortative mixing by mask-wearing on the propagation of epidemics in networks},
  author={Hiromu Watanabe and Takehisa Hasegawa},
  journal={Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications},

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