Are quarantines always good? Modeling the spread of epidemics in Cauayan City using complex networks

  • Alva Presbitero Asian Institute of Management
  • Jesus Felix Valenzuela Asian Institute of Management

Abstract

Coronavirus disease or COVID-19, the disease that toppled the normalcy of the world and made its appearance back in January 2020, has created a huge impact in all aspects of life. Implementing quarantines are often the initial step in containing the rapid spread of the disease in a society. In this work, we look into how the structure of the road network comes into play in the spread of the disease such as COVID-19 in a city like Cauayan, Isabela by utilizing concepts from complex networks. We show that randomly or blindly implementing quarantines, to a certain extent, can fuel the spread of infection, leading to a performance worse than without its implementation.

Published
2020-09-14
How to Cite
[1]
A. Presbitero and J. F. Valenzuela. Are quarantines always good? Modeling the spread of epidemics in Cauayan City using complex networks, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 38, SPP-2020-1C-03 (2020). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/4611.