Claus Kadelka develops COVID-19 model that factors in people’s social interactions more realistically


ISU math professor Claus Kadelka says early on in the pandemic he noticed many COVID-19 models were based on the assumption people engage in random social mixing.

Along with a graduate student, Kadelka developed a model that takes into account that most people practice homophily. This is the tendency to associate with groups who share their same opinions and beliefs.

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