# Corona Virus discussion

#### Andy Nguyen

one can see the sharp divide first hand: many ppl r really struggling financially currently; while some ppl like me are shopping corona car deals
Reminds me of a meme I see online "The whole pandemic stay-at-home order is just live slowly for the wealthy but die slowly for the poor."

#### Bmustafa

I know most of the comments on this thread concern the potentially disruptive effects of current health crisis, but I thought I would go ahead and promote what I think is a great series of videos introducing the SIR model.

I am taking an MOOC for differential equations (Coursera) and was pleasantly surprised when I found these videos among the course materials. I don’t have the strongest background in differential equations yet was still able to take a good bit away from these videos so I thought I would share it for all the students that frequent this website.

Video 1:
The SIR Model - First-Order Differential Equations | Coursera
Video 2:
The Basic Reproductive Ratio - First-Order Differential Equations | Coursera
Video 3:
Solution of the SIR Model - First-Order Differential Equations | Coursera

#### Daniel Duffy

##### C++ author, trainer
I know most of the comments on this thread concern the potentially disruptive effects of current health crisis, but I thought I would go ahead and promote what I think is a great series of videos introducing the SIR model.

I am taking an MOOC for differential equations (Coursera) and was pleasantly surprised when I found these videos among the course materials. I don’t have the strongest background in differential equations yet was still able to take a good bit away from these videos so I thought I would share it for all the students that frequent this website.

Video 1:
The SIR Model - First-Order Differential Equations | Coursera
Video 2:
The Basic Reproductive Ratio - First-Order Differential Equations | Coursera
Video 3:
Solution of the SIR Model - First-Order Differential Equations | Coursera
With your knowledge of C++ you could solve them using odeint

(BTW most models are toys)

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#### Bmustafa

With your knowledge of C++ you could solve them using odeint

(BTW most models are toys)

A good excuse to get my hands dirty and explore another Boost library.

#### Daniel Duffy

##### C++ author, trainer
A good excuse to get my hands dirty and explore another Boost library.
Go for it and you can make the nice graphs using my ExcelDriver

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